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Standardization of activated sludge for biodegradation tests

Vázquez-Rodríguez, Gabriela A. and Beltrán-Hernández, Rosa Icela and Coronel-Olivares, Claudia and Rols, Jean-Luc Standardization of activated sludge for biodegradation tests. (2011) Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 401 (4). 1127-1137. ISSN 1618-2642

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-011-5212-z


Activated sludges are an inoculum source commonly used in biodegradation studies, as wastewater treatment facilities constitute an entry point to the environment for many chemicals. In this paper, the main issues relating to the use of activated sludge in biodegradability tests are presented. Special attention is also devoted to discussing the factors affecting both the activity of the microbial communities and the test results. After a short survey of the state of the art of microbiology of activated sludge, the paper focuses on the methods used to reduce the variations in the diversity, quality and quantity of these communities. Finally, use of surrogates as reference materials in biodegradability tests is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer Verlag editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at Thermochimica Acta website : http://link.springer.com/journal/216
HAL Id:hal-00909018
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo - UAEH (MEXICO)
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