Nitrification of ammonia in wastewater. Field observations and laboratory studies

Aharon Abeliovich

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Complete nitrification of ammonia in partially treated domestic wastewater was demonstrated in a mixed culture chemostat. The optimal detention time of water in the chemostat for maximal nitrification was 6-7 days. In the field, a significant number of nitrifying bacteria was present in a wastewater reservoir, as well as in samples of inflowing water from the preceding anaerobic overloaded oxidation pond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1099
Number of pages3
JournalWater Research
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985


  • Nitrobacter sp.
  • ammonia
  • nitrification
  • oxidation ponds
  • wastewater
  • wastewater reservoirs Nitrosomonas sp.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecological Modeling
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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