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Applications of Polyphosphate and other Biopolymers in Wastewater Treatment

General Aspects and Special Applications

  1. Prof. Dr. Akio Kuroda2,3,
  2. Prof. Dr. Hisao Ohtake4

Published Online: 15 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527600035.bpola004

Biopolymers Online

Biopolymers Online

How to Cite

Kuroda, A., Ohtake, H. 2005. Applications of Polyphosphate and other Biopolymers in Wastewater Treatment. Biopolymers Online. 10.

Author Information

  1. 2

    Hiroshima University, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

  2. 3

    PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan

  3. 4

    Hiroshima University, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2005

Abstract

  • Introduction
  • Historical Outline
  • Analytical Methods for Polyphosphate
  • Synthesis of Polyphosphate
  • Cellular Function of Polyphosphate
    • Phosphagen
    • Phosphate Reservoir
    • Stress Regulator
  • Applications of Polyphosphate
    • Phosphorus Reuse and Recycling
    • Polyphosphate as a Low-cost Phosphoryl Donor
    • Phosphorus Fiber
  • Using other Biopolymers in Wastewater Treatment
    • Biopolymers as Biodegradable Flocculating Agents
    • Biopolymer to Support Biofilm Formation
    • PHB in Denitrification Process in a Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Outlook and Perspectives
  • Patent Applications

Keywords:

  • adenylate kinase;
  • ATP regeneration;
  • biodegradable fiber;
  • DAPI;
  • enhanced biological phosphorus removal;
  • extracellular polymeric substance;
  • high-energy phosphoanhydrous bond;
  • phosphorus recycling;
  • phosphate uptake;
  • poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate;
  • polyphosphate;
  • polyphosphate