5. Elaboration Question 2

Course subject(s) 5. Nitrogen and phosphorus removal

Question 2: Heterotrophic bacteria vs. autotrophic nitrifiers

Complete the following table and compare the characteristics of heterotrophs and autotrophic nitrifiers.

Requirements Heterotrophic bacteria Autotrophic nitrifying bacteria
Require O2?
Carbon source?
Energy source?
Growth rates?
Bio reactor conditions

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