Int J Mol Sci 2019 Oct 18;20(20). Epub 2019 Oct 18.
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, INPT, UPS, 31030 Toulouse, France.
Bacterial respiration of nitrate is a natural process of nitrate reduction, which has been industrialized to treat anthropic nitrate pollution. This process, also known as "microbial denitrification", is widely documented from the fundamental and engineering points of view for the enhancement of the removal of nitrate in wastewater. For this purpose, experiments are generally conducted with heterotrophic microbial metabolism, neutral pH and moderate nitrate concentrations (<50 mM). Read More