Project #1516

Bioavailability and Characteristics of Dissolved Organic Nutrients in Wastewater Effluents

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Completed
Principal Investigator
April
Gu
Research Manager
Dr. Amit Pramanik
Contractor
Cornell University
Nutrients
Phosphorus
Biological Nutrient Removal
Treatment

Abstract

This study investigated the bioavailability and characteristics of various phosphorus fractions, particularly dissolved organic phosphorus fraction, from effluents in advanced tertiary treatment processes targeting for extremely low effluent TP concentrations. tT achieve that objective, tertiary effluents from three representative full-scale wastewater treatment plants, with five different treatment technologies/processes, were collected and subjected to a detailed and comprehensive analysis for wastewater characterization, phosphorus fractions analysis, and bioavailability assays. Published by WERF. 96 pages. Online PDF. (2014)

Originally funded as WERF project NUTR1R06o.