Bacteriophages - potential for application in wastewater treatment processes.

Show simple item record Withey, S. - Cartmell, Elise - Avery, L. M. - Stephenson, Tom - 2011-04-13T23:10:00Z 2011-04-13T23:10:00Z 2005-03-01T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.citation S. Withey, E. Cartmell, L.M. Avery and T. Stephenson, Bacteriophages--potential for application in wastewater treatment processes, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 339, Issues 1-3, 1 March 2005, Pages 1-18. en_UK
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dc.description.abstract Bacteriophages are viruses that infect and lyse bacteria. Interest in the ability of phages to control bacterial populations has extended from medical applications into the fields of agriculture, aquaculture and the food industry. Here, the potential application of phage techniques in wastewater treatment systems to improve effluent and sludge emissions into the environment is discussed. Phage-mediated bacterial mortality has the potential to influence treatment performance by controlling the abundance of key functional groups. Phage treatments have the potential to control environmental wastewater process problems such as: foaming in activated sludge plants; sludge dewaterability and digestibility; pathogenic bacteria; and to reduce competition between nuisance bacteria and functionally important microbial populations. Successful application of phage therapy to wastewater treatment does though require a fuller understanding of wastewater microbial community dynamics and interactions. Strategies to counter host specificity and host cell resistance must also be developed, as should safety considerations regarding pathogen emergence through transduction. en_UK
dc.language.iso en_UK en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. en_UK
dc.subject Bacteriophages en_UK
dc.subject Wastewater en_UK
dc.subject Sludge en_UK
dc.subject Pathogens en_UK
dc.subject Sludge dewatering en_UK
dc.subject Sludge digestion en_UK
dc.title Bacteriophages - potential for application in wastewater treatment processes. en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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