News | July 11, 2018

Water Environment Research Open Access Article Describes Research On Mainstream Nitritation‐Anammox Processes

The open access article in the July 2018 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) discusses the progress in research on mainstream nitritation‐anammox processes as well as possibilities of future development.

“In their review of mainstream nitritation/anammox wastewater treatment, Li et al. discuss the current status and major challenges facing this novel treatment strategy,” WER Editor-in-Chief Tim Ellis said. “In an effort to become more energy efficient through the reduction of aeration requirements, nitritation/anammox offers significant promise as well as substantial obstacles. The authors conclude that an effective A-stage COD pretreatment process is needed to have a suitable and stable pretreated wastewater, in addition to an effective strategy to retain ammonia-oxidizing and anammox bacteria and repress nitrite-oxidizing bacteria and denitrifiers.”

Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open access program. In addition, authors can pay a fee to make their accepted articles open access. Click here to download “Status, Challenges, and Perspectives of Mainstream Nitritation‐Anammox for Wastewater Treatment” by Xiaojin Li; Stephanie Klause; Charles Bott; and Zhen He.

Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928, WER is a popular professional journal that features peer-reviewed research papers and research notes, as well as state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental, and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management.WER is available in both print and online formats and receives approximately 400 new research submissions each year.

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Source: The Water Environment Federation (WEF)