WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.221-229, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Effect of carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N) on the sludge extracellular polymer composition is studied in synthetically fed semi-continuous reactors with 8 days of sludge age. Results show that C/N ratio influences the relative distribution of polymer carbohydrate and protein. At low C/N ratio of 5, polymer extracts have high protein and low carbohydrate content. As the C/N ratio is increased to 17.5 and then to 40, carbohydrate concentration increases sharply and protein concentration decreases.