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Control of actinomycete scum on aeration basins and clarifiers

, : Control of actinomycete scum on aeration basins and clarifiers. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation 58(10): 972-977

The causes and effects of scum formation associated with the growth of actinomycetes on aeration basins and clarifiers are reviewed. The actinomycetes, usually Nocardia, form a viscous brown scum which covers the surface of the tanks, reduces effluent quality, and causes odour problems. They were usually highly branched, though a non-branching, rod-shaped form also produced scum.

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DOI: 10.2307/25043100

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