Greenhouse Nitrogen Emissions from Wastewater Treatment Operations: Phase II Molecular Level Through Whole Reactor Level Characterization: Phase II Mo

by Chandran, Kartik
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Publisher: IWA Publishing

Publication Date: November 06, 2016

ISBN: 9781780408057

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Engineered biological nutrient removal (BNR) processes have been identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as potential contributors to atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions. This is an important concern to wastewater utilities because the greenhouse impact of nitrous oxide emissions on a mass equivalent basis is 300 times that of carbon dioxide. This study characterizes the microbial pathways for N2O formation. As the production and emission pathways are understood, operational strategies to minimize N2O emissions appear highly likely.