The open access article in the June 2017 edition for Water Environment Research (WER) is the successful deammonification method that resulted in optimal ammonia removal at a water resource recovery facility in Virginia, United States (U.S.).
Published since 1928 by the Water Environment Federation, WER is a popular and renowned professional journal that offers peer-reviewed research papers and research notes along with cutting-edge and critical reviews on applied, fundamental, and original research in all scientific and technical areas associated with, and related to, pollution control, water quality, and water management.
“Klaus et al., reported on the modifications to the James River Treatment Plant in Newport New News, Virginia, to incorporate side stream deammonification using a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR),” editor-in-chief of WER, Tim Ellis, said. “After four months of operation, the MBBR process was achieving over 85 per cent ammonia removal through a combination of partial nitration and anaerobic ammonia oxidation (anammox) due in part to a novel pH control strategy that stabilised aeration and met alkalinity requirements.”
Selected WER articles are available for free to the public on a monthly basis through an open-access programme. Additionally, authors have the option of paying a few to make their accepted articles open access.
Originally known as the Sewage Works Journal, WER is now available in both print and online formats and receives around 400 new research submissions per year.
Source: Water Environment Research