This project examined the use of enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) to treat nutrient-deficient industrial wastewater with widely varying organic loads. In order to assess the suitability of this anaerobic/aerobic process, the project team explored the effect of the initial anaerobic phase on the macronutrient requirements of activated sludge. Their results indicate that EBPR has potential as a technologically and economically superior alternative for wastewater treatment plants, and could lead to significant costs savings compared to chemical removal processes. Published by WERF. 127 pages. Softcover.
Originally funded as WERF project 00-CTS-13ET.