Enhanced Biological Phosphate Removal (EBPR) - strategies for favoring growth of PAO (Phosphate Accumulating Organisms) vs GAO (Glycogen Accumulating Organisms)
While looking into research on the problems with GAO in biological phosphate removal systems, I found an interesting thesis by Carlos Manuel LÓPEZ VÁZQUEZ titled "The Competition between Polyphosphate-Accumulating Organisms and Glycogen-Accumulating Organisms: Temperature Effects and Modelling."
In this study, he evaluated the impact of temperature, pH, and Acetate/Priopionate ratios on phosphate accumulation. The main findings were:
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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