volume 38, issue 14-15, P3442-3448 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.04.034
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Wendong Tao, Kenneth J Hall

Abstract: 14C-acetate was used as a tracer of substrates for heterotrophic bacteria to investigate the dynamics and influencing factors of bacterial activity in surface flow wetlands treating woodwaste leachate. Epiphytic assimilation and mineralization of acetate increased considerably over three weeks of microbial colonization. No significant longitudinal variation in acetate uptake was found. The temporal variation of bacterial activity was neither correlated to water temperature nor acetic acid concentration. Minera…

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