Encyclopedia of Metagenomics

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| Editors: Karen E. Nelson

Activated Sludge Metagenomics

  • Ke YuEmail author
  • Tong Zhang
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6418-1_717-3

Synonyms

AS

Definition

Activated sludge metagenomics is the study of metagenome using genetic materials that extracted from activated sludge (AS).

Activated sludge is a widely applied effective biological process in wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) to eliminate the adverse environmental impacts (including toxicity, oxygen depletion, and algal blooms) caused by pollutants in the effluent from WWTP. It is well known that activated sludge is a dynamic and phylogenetically diverse microbial community (Zhang et al. 2012). Similar to soil and sediment, the activated sludge floc is highly complex, containing eukaryotes, bacteria, archaea, and viruses, in which bacteria are dominant and play important roles in removal of organic pollutants and nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) (for more information, please seeEnvironmental Genomics”). For revealing of microbial community and functions of AS, many molecular technologies, including metagenomics, have been utilized. In addition to...

Keywords

Activate Sludge Metagenomic Library Metagenomic Analysis Enhance Biological Phosphorus Removal Metagenomic Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Biotechnology LaboratoryThe University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong