Producción Científica Profesorado

Standardization of activated sludge for biodegradation tests



Vázquez Rodríguez, Gabriela Alejandra

2011

Vázquez-Rodríguez G.A., Beltrán-Hernández R.I., Coronel-Olivares C. and Rols J.-L. (2011) Standardization of activated sludge for biodegradation tests. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 401: 1127-1137. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-011-5212-z


Abstract


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.



Producto de Investigación




Artículos relacionados

Mathematical modeling of diffusion regulated Quorum sensing in Artificially Structured Microbial Con...

Standardization of activated sludge for biodegradation tests

MODELACIÓN MATEMÁTICA DE LA CINÉTICA DE CATALIZADORES PARA LA PRODUCCION DE DIESEL DE ULTRA BAJO AZU...

Two-step modeling of the biodegradation of phenol by an acclimated activated sludge

A method for measuring the anoxic biodegradability under denitrifying conditions

Procedures in Ready Biodegradability Testing: Effects of the Inoculation and the Monitored Parameter

Degradación física del almidón de cebada (Hordeum sativun Jess). Correlación entre la gelatinización...

Effect of the inoculation level in aerobic biodegradability tests of polymeric materials

Toward a standardization of the microbial inoculum for ready biodegradability testing of chemicals

Inocula from activated sludge for ready biodegradability testing: Homogenization by preconditioning