Decoding the DNA of wastewater

Per Nielsen’s research is unlocking the identity of microbial life in activated sludge and shows that understanding the functions of different bacteria can greatly optimise the performance of treatment plants By James Workman Many professionals describe the biological treatment of wastewater as “bug farming,” where operators feed pollutants to microorganisms, which help break the sewage down to recover clean, valued resources. Yet bugs are … Continue reading Decoding the DNA of wastewater