Advanced search
Start date

Enrichment of anammox biomass in a Sequencing Batch Reactor to nitrogen removal from landfill leachate

Grant number: 13/07474-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Principal Investigator:Tiago Henrique Martins
Grantee:Túlio da Silva Siqueira
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/15984-0 - Bioenergy production from wastewaters and environmental fitting of liquid and solid wastes generated, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):13/24189-5 - Specific anammox activity inhibition by leachate, BE.EP.IC


This project aims to enrich bacterial culture capable of oxidizes ammonium to nitrogen (N2) under anoxic conditions, using as inoculum biomass of activated sludge system for wastewater treatment industry Volkswagen-Brazil (São Carlos-SP). The inoculum will be enriched in a specific basal medium containing ammonium, nitrite, and bicarbonate as the sole carbon source. Subsequently, physiological tests will be performed to verify the anaerobic ammonia oxidation ("anammox") varying concentrations of ammonium and nitrite. At the end of enrichment, it will be identified the bacteria present in the biomass by cloning, sequencing, and phylogenetic approach 16S rRNA gene. It is planned for the beginning of 2014 a research fellowship (Bepe) contemplating physiological tests of specific anammox activity, the stage will be held at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), under the supervision of Professor Dr. Ramón J. Méndez Pampin. The research group on environmental engineering and bioprocess at this university are well known for research on nitrogen removal by anammox process. This project is linked to the thematic project Bioenergy Production in Wastewater Treatment and Adequacy of Environmental Wastewater and Waste Generated (process 2009/15984-0) and the postdoctoral project Alternative Technology for Treatment of Landfill Leachate (process 2010/11218-9). (AU)

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: