Shortcut Nitrogen Removal – Special Publication

Shortcut nitrogen removal refers to biological nitrogen removal when ammonia is not converted to nitrate, but halts at nitrite to shortcut the conventional nitrification/denitrification process. Shortcut nitrogen removal processes provide significant potential benefits in terms of energy, carbon, and chemical savings compared to conventional biological nitrogen removal. Shortcut Nitrogen Removal – Nitrite Shunt and Deammonification provides owners, managers, engineers, operators, and researchers with a solid understanding of shortcut nitrogen removal, and the most current research and cutting-edge industry practices on how to implement these emerging resource-saving technologies in a sustainable manner. 

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Rationale
Chapter 2: Process Fundamentals – Microbiology, Stoichiometry, Kinetics, and Inhibition
Chapter 3: Processes for Sidestream Nitrite Shunt
Chapter 4: Sidestream Deammonification
Chapter 5: Mainstream Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification and Nitrite Shunt
Chapter 6: Mainstream Deammonification
Chapter 7: Toward Energy Autarky: Carbon Redirection Coupled with Shortcut Nitrogen Processes
Chapter 8: Process Types, Flowsheets, and Design Criteria for Implementation
Chapter 9: Future Issues and Considerations of Nutrient Management in Wastewater Treatment