“In their research on anaerobic ammonia oxidation (or Anammox) the authors were able to inoculate a membrane bioreactor using conventional activated sludge,” said WER editor-in-chief Tim Ellis. “Anammox bacteria were established within 125 days (as confirmed by FISH), and within six months, nitrogen removal efficiency was consistently above 80 percent.”
Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public monthly through an open-access program. Click here to download “Startup of the Anammox Process in a Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) from Conventional Activated Sludge” by P. Gutwinski, G. Cema, A. Ziembińska-Buczyńska, J. Surmacz-Górska, and M. Osadnik.
Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928, WER 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.
Originally known as the Sewage Works Journal, WER is available in both print and online formats and receives approximately 400 new research submissions each year.