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Bacterial Community Structure of an IFAS-MBRs Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Authors: CinĂ , P.; Bacci, G.; Gallo, G.; Capodici, M.; Cosenza, A.; DI TRAPANI, D.; Fani, R.; Mannina, G.; Puglia, A.
  • Publication year: 2017
  • Type: Capitolo o Saggio (Capitolo o saggio)
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In this work, the bacterial community putatively involved in BNR events of a UCT-MBMBR pilot plant was elucidated by both culture-dependent and metagenomics DNA analyses. The presence of bacterial isolates belonging to Bacillus (in the anoxic compartment) and to Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas, Rhodococcus, Escherichia and Aeromonas (in the aerobic compartment) is in agreement with the nitrification/denitrification processes observed in the plant. Moreover, the study of bacterial community structure by NGS revealed a microbial diversity suggesting a biochemical complexity which can be further explored and exploited to improve UCT-MBMBR plant performance.