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Deammonification in an aerobic Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC)
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2008 (English)In: Int. Workshop Manage. Pollut. Emiss. Landfills Sludge, 2008, 211-218 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Leachate from landfills is a highly complex polluted wastewater. Landfill leachate with a high concentration of ammonium nitrogen is generally difficult to treat, efficiently. Furthermore, it can be very expensive when there is lack of an easily biodegradable carbon source. Combination of the nitrification/denitrification with the Anammox process can be a very attractive alternative. For the purpose of this study, a Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC) was used. The main objective of the research was to investigate the performance of the Anammox process that occurs together with heterotrophic denitrification in the same RBC. During the operation period the acclimation of biofilm to the Anammox process was successful at temperature not exceeding 20°C. Apparently, the process was not affected by a high concentration of nitrite up to 100 g NO2-N m-3 Additionally, it was shown that the Stover-Kincannon model could be used for description of the ammonium and nitrite removal rates.

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2008. 211-218 p.
, International Workshop on Management of Pollutant Emission from Landfills and Sludge
Keyword [en]
Anammox, Biofilm, Denitrification, Leachate, Nitrification, Nitrogen removal, Ammonium compounds, Biofilms, Biological water treatment, Leachate treatment, Leaching, Nitrogen, Oxidation, Rotation, Wastewater, Wastewater treatment, Ammonium nitrogens, Carbon sources, Deammonification, Heterotrophic denitrifications, High concentrations, Landfill leachate, Nitrite removals, Operation periods, Rotating biological contactors, Refuse disposal
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Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154187ISI: 000251715600024ScopusID: 2-s2.0-60749106601ISBN: 9780415433372OAI: diva2:755614
International Workshop on Management of Pollutant Emission from Landfills and Sludge, 16 September 2006 through 19 September 2006, Kazimierz Dolny

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Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-10-14 Last updated: 2014-10-15Bibliographically approved

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