Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agrícola e Ambiental
versión impresa ISSN 1415-4366
SCHEEREN, Marina B.; KUNZ, Airton; STEINMETZ, Ricardo L. R. y DRESSLER, Valderi L.. The ANAMMOX process as an alternative for treatment of water with high containing nitrogen. Rev. bras. eng. agríc. ambient. [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.12, pp. 1289-1297. ISSN 1415-4366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-43662011001200011.
The increase in agriculture and agro-industrial scale production brings the necessity for alternatives to mitigate environmental impacts. The animal protein production chains (e.g. swine, cattle and poultry) produce effluents with high concentration of nitrogen compounds. In this context, the ANAMMOX (Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation) process is a new strategy for nitrogen removal in a high rate from agricultural and agro-industrial wastewaters under chemolithoautotrophic conditions. This paper presents a literature review of papers published in the last 15 years about the ANAMMOX process, discussing their metabolic pathway, microorganisms, main control parameters as well as studies conducted in Brazil and application possibilities.
Palabras llave : wastewater; animal manure; biological treatment.