Concurrent Rapid Identification of Bulking and Foaming Bacteria
Nocardioforms were genetically identified using PCR-REBA. PCR-REBA was able to identify many bacterial genera in one assay. PCR-REBA was able to determine that foams from different WWTPs contain various types of bacteria such as Gordonia spp., Millisia spp., Skermania spp., Tsukamurella spp., and Microthrix parvicella, while light microscopy cannot differentiate amongst them (except M. parvicella). The G. amarae population was detected before foaming event using PCR-REBA, which gives warning sign of the problematic bacteria. The study G. amarae population using qPCR indicated G. amarae were favorable to temperature at 23–26C and during fall and spring (R2=0.6011). SRT and F/M were not associated with G. amarae population (R2=0.008 and 0.085 for SRT and F/M, respectively). NH3 in the influent had inverse relationship to numbers of G. amarae, however R2 was 0.0738. cBOD to nBOD ratio had high R2=0.433. G. amarae were able to uptake high carbon to nitrogen ratio substrate, but G. amarae could not utilize these unbalance nutrients completely. As a result, high biosurfactants were produced, and foams were created during optimum temperature. HRT also had strong relationship to G. amarae population (R2= 0.43), which supports this hypothesis that the longer time G. amarae contacted to food, higher G. amarae concentrations were observed.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-01-01
More about this publication?
- Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.
WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- About WEF Proceedings
- WEFTEC Conference Information
- Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites