Long-term impacts of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) on performance and microbial community of activated sludge.

Author(s) Li, Z.; Wang, X.; Ma, B.; Wang, S.; Zheng, D.; She, Z.; Guo, L.; Zhao, Y.; Xu, Q.; Jin, C.; Li, S.; Gao, M.
Journal Bioresour Technol
Date Published 2017 Aug
Abstract

The long-term impacts of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) on the performance and microbial community of activated sludge were evaluated in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR). TiO2 NPs impacted the COD and phosphorus removals of activated sludge, whereas the NH4(+)-N removal efficiency had no distinct change at 0-60mg/L TiO2 NPs. The presence of TiO2 NPs obviously inhibited the organic matter and nitrogen removal rates of activated sludge. The phosphorus removal rate gradually reduced at 0-5mg/L TiO2 NPs and then increased at 10-60mg/L TiO2 NPs. The removal rates of organic matter, nitrogen and phosphorus had the similar varying trends to the corresponding microbial enzymatic activities. High TiO2 NPs concentration promoted more reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release of activated sludge. The microbial richness and diversity of activated sludge were obviously affected at the phyla, class and genus levels.

DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.04.069
ISSN 1873-2976
Citation Li Z, Wang X, Ma B, Wang S, Zheng D, She Z, et al. Long-term impacts of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) on performance and microbial community of activated sludge. Bioresour Technol. 2017;238:361-368.

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