Anammox bacteria in treating ammonium rich wastewater: Recent perspective and appraisal

Chanusha Weralupitiya, Rasika Wanigatunge, Sarangi Joseph, Bandunee C.L. Athapattu, Tae Ho Lee, Jayanta Kumar Biswas, Maneesha P. Ginige, Su Shiung Lam, P. Senthil Kumar, Meththika Vithanage

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The discovery of anammox process has provided eco-friendly and low-cost means of treating ammonia rich wastewater with remarkable efficiency. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that the possibility of operating the anammox process under low temperatures and high organic matter contents broadening the application of the anammox process. However, short doubling time and extensive levels of sensitivity towards nutrients and environmental alterations such as salinity and temperature are the limitations in practical applications of the anammox process. This review article provides the recent yet comprehensive viewpoint on anammox bacteria and the key perspectives in applying them as an efficient strategy for wastewater treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125240
JournalBioresource Technology
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes


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