volume 41, issue 1, P145-151 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.09.023
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M. Bergtold, G. Mayr, W. Traunspurger

Abstract: Population dynamics of nematode species in biofilms of three different biofilter reactors, differing in size (pilot/laboratory scale), operation mode and biofilm carrier, were studied over a period of 1 year. In the biofilm suspension of the pilot system mean nematode density was 118individuals/ml and average biomass 15microg wet weight/ml. Higher mean abundance was found in the two laboratory systems with 2380 and 4411individuals/ml. Mean biomass in the laboratory systems ranged from 209 to 330microg wet weig…

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