Water Environment Research open access article discusses bioaugmentation, conditions for intensified nitrification

The open access article in the April 2018 issue of Water Environment Research(WER) looks at the settings necessary for intensified nitrification in certain activated sludge systems. 

“In their paper on low-SRT, low-temperature activated sludge, the authors were able to achieve stable nitrification using bioaugmentation with a nitrifying granular sludge,” WEREditor-in-Chief, Tim Ellis, said. “Once bioaugmentation was interrupted, the mainstream nitrification stopped. During bioaugmentation effluent ammonia levels were consistently below 1 mg/L.” 

Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open access program. In addition, authors can pay a fee to make their accepted articles open access.

Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928,  is a popular professional journal that features peer-reviewed research papers and research notes, as well as state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental, and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. WER is available in both print and online formats and receives approximately 400 new research submissions each year.