Project #1507

Protocol to Evaluate Alternative External Carbon Sources for Denitrification at Full-scale Wastewater Treatment Plants

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Amit Pramanik
Cornell University
Advanced Treatment


The road map, guidance, and protocols found in this report provide comprehensive information for wastewater treatment facilities to conduct systematic assessments of the efficiency, feasibility, and cost effectiveness of external sources of supplemental carbon to support/enhance biological denitrification processes. It describes methods for essential chemical characterization of a carbon source alternative and describes procedures and data reporting for assessing the efficiency of an external carbon source at full-scale treatment plants. Includes suggestions from stakeholders, including wastewater treatment utilities, regulatory agencies, and consultants regarding alternative carbon sources for denitrification. Published by WERF. 120 pages. CD Rom and online PDF. (2010)

Originally funded as WERF project NUTR1R06b.