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Substrate inhibition and pH effect on denitritation with granular biomass

Stanislava Kecskésová *, Zuzana Imreová, Bibiána Kožárová, Ján Derco, Miloslav Drtil

Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinskeho 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

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Abstract: Undissociated HNO(up to 2 mg dm–3) was confirmed as substrate inhibitor for granular biomass from a denitritation upflow sludge bed reactor used for biological removal of nitrite. On the contrary, total nitrite nitrogen (N-NOup to 500 mg dm–3) and methanol (COD up to 2000 mg dm–3) were not proven to be inhibitors. pH also affected the denitritation efficiency (optimal pH was 5.9). Reduction of HNO2 concentration in the reactor by effluent recycling is recommended.

Keywords: denitritation, granulated biomass, methanol, pH, substrate inhibition, undissociated HNO2

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0330.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2019, pp. 91—96, DOI: 10.2478/acs-2019-0013