Terminology

Anaerobic wastewater treatment: mainstream wastewater is treated in the absence of oxygen using anaerobic bacteria, which do not require aeration to grow. Anaerobic treatment is best applied to streams with high COD loads. Technologies that undertake this are also known as ‘high-rate anaerobic reactors to differentiate from anaerobic digestion of sludge.

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