Sci Rep 2021 Apr 12;11(1):7850. Epub 2021 Apr 12.
Aquatic and Isotope Biogeochemistry, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, 4056, Switzerland.
Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) plays an important role in aquatic systems as a sink of bioavailable nitrogen (N), and in engineered processes by removing ammonium from wastewater. The isotope effects anammox imparts in the N isotope signatures (N/N) of ammonium, nitrite, and nitrate can be used to estimate its role in environmental settings, to describe physiological and ecological variations in the anammox process, and possibly to optimize anammox-based wastewater treatment. We measured the stable N-isotope composition of ammonium, nitrite, and nitrate in wastewater cultivations of anammox bacteria. Read More