Stable and reliable ANAMMOX process provided by Mutag BioChip™ biofilm technology
The abbreviation ANAMMOX stands for ANaerobic AMMonium OXidation. Within the scope of this process which takes place during the biological treatment of wastewater and sewage, ammonium nitrogen (NH4+) and nitrite (NO2-) are being symproportioned to molecular nitrogen under anoxic conditions.
The bacteria used for this purpose, the so-called planctomycetes, are characterized by a very slow growth (reduplication period: approx. 28 days at 30°C) and during the ANAMMOX process they consume the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Moreover, they do not require any dissolved oxygen in the wastewater; hence the supply of process air does not need to be taken into consideration. Since the related energy consumption is hence obsolete, no greenhouse gas is being produced but it is even being used up within the scope of the reaction. As a result, the ANAMMOX process is effectively contributing to the protection of the climate and the environment.