Denitrification enables a complete removal of nitrogen from wastewater.
The bacteria responsible
The group of denitifying bacteria is extremely diverse. Other than nitrifying bacteria, they can't even be attributed to a single group, but extend across several independent bacteria groups.
Observe changes in denitrifying bacteria, act timely
Detection of denitrifying bacteria directly in the process allows to recognize population shifts before effluent limit values are exceeded. Process changes can thus be implemented in a timely manner. Ideally, the amount of denitrifying bacteria should be monitored in relation to the amount of nitrifying bacteria.
Detecting denitrifying bacteria with VIT®
VIT® gene probe technology can detect denitrifying bacteria directly in the wastewater sample. Even though they are part of separate groups, the presence of denitrifying bacteria can be analyzed and quantified with a set of specific gene probes. This analysis is offered as service only.
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Microscopic image of activated sludge.
The identical view of the microscopic image and detection with VIT®. Denitrifying bacteria (red) can be identfied clearly.