Structural Features of Aerobically Grown Microbial Granules

The features of aerobically grown microbial granules, which are used in wastewater treatment, are as follows:

1. Spherical or ellipsoidal shape; sometimes they can be elongated so that they are rod-like;

3. Filamentous, smooth, or skin-like surface, which is dominantly hydrophobic or hydrophilic;

4. Gel-like interior (matrix); sometimes it contains black matter or gas vesicule in central part of big dense granule;

5. Layers and microaggregates of specific microorganisms;

6. Channels and pores;

7. Inclusions of particulates.

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