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Table 3 Specific activity of AOB and NOB in lab-scale and full-scale WWTPs

From: Nitrite oxidizing bacteria (NOB) dominating in nitrifying community in full-scale biological nutrient removal wastewater treatment plants

Reference AOB NOB
(mg-N/gAOB/h) (fmol-N/cell/h) (mg-N/gNOB/h) (fmol-N/cell/h)
Our study (average) 321.94 ± 154.19 22.99 ± 11.01 132.028 ± 39.06 9.43 ± 2.79
Other studies
Full-scale
Limpiyakorn et al. (2005) 0–49.6
Harms et al. (2003) 7.7 ± 6.8
Daims et al. (2001) 16–43
Fujita et al. (2010) 1.1–11.9 2.4–21.6
Belser and Schmidt (1980) 9–123
Lab-scale
Copp and Murphy (1995) 175
Sun (2004) 109
Hanaki et al. (1990) 70