volume 40, issue 10, P2084-2092 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.03.020
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Melissa Wos, Peter Pollard

Abstract: Successful biological wastewater treatment depends on bacterial metabolic activity. Commercial fluorimeters are designed to monitor this activity using the native fluorescence of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide [NADH]. However, fluorescence measurements in wastewater treatment plants remain scarce due to difficulties with interpreting fluorescence data. This paper shows that fluorescence probe measurements taken from wastewater do not represent bacterial cell metabolic activity because intracellular NADH is …

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