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Effect of iron ions and electric field on nitrification process in the periodic reversal bio-electrocoagulation system

Effect of iron ions and electric field on nitrification process in the periodic reversal bio-electrocoagulation system
This study explored the nitrification mechanism of a periodic reversal bio-electrocoagulation system with Fe–C electrodes. The ammonia nitrogen removal was compared in four identical cylindrical sequencing bath reactors. Two of them were reactors with Fe–C electrodes (S1) and C–C electrodes (S2), respectively. The other two were a reactor with iron ions (S3) and a traditional SBR (S4), respectively. The results demonstrated that the effect on enhancing nitrification in S1 was the best among all four SBRs, followed by S3, S2 and S4. Iron ions increased the biomass, and electric field improved the proton transfer and enzyme activity. The dominant bacterial genera in the four SBRs were Hyphomicrobium, Thauera, Nitrobacter, Nitrosomonas, Paracoccus and Hydrogenophaga. The iron ions may increase the levels of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter, both of which were the main microbes of the nitrification process. This study provided a significant and meaningful understanding of nitrification in a bio-electrocoagulation system.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0960852417312713

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