Biological nutrient removal


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Nutrients in wastewater (nitrogen and phosphorus) can be removed by the use of specific groups of micro-organisms by providing suitable conditions for their growth. Systems that are designed and operated to achieve this purpose are called BNR systems (UNEP 2000). 

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Interpretations and Explanations


UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater management

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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