Ammonia oxidation to nitrate is a two-step process in wastewater treatment. What we call nitrifiers are actually two groups of bacteria: (1) Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB) and (2) Nitrite oxidizing bacteria (NOB). And some organisms can actually do both steps! Before we get to inhibition, here are some important facts on AOB & NOB:
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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