Aerobic Metabolism of Potassium Cyanide

by J.B. Nesbitt,
H.R. Kohl,
Jr. Wagner,


Serial Information: Issue 1, Pg. 1-14


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract:

In activated sludge system, without mixed liquor suspended solids, in which CN served as only source of carbon and nitrogen, it was found that (1) more than 99% of CN was metabolized, (2) suspended solids were maintained, (3) approximately 98% of cyanide-carbon was converted to CO2, and (4) from 75% to 90% of cyanide-nitrogen was converted to ammonia and nitrite.



Subject Headings: Chemical elements | Turbidity | Solid mechanics | Activated sludge | Carbon fibers | Nitrogen | Ammonia | Nitrites | Colorado | United States

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