ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has issued the first of two special editions of Water Environment Research (WER), according to a press release.

The March 2014 issue of WEF's international peer-reviewed journal includes two state-of-the art reviews and ten articles on biological treatment, including one that is available through the publication’s free open-access program, reported the release.

The second special edition is planned for the September 2014 issue, the release noted.

The first of the two reviews, “Simultaneous Biological Nutrient Removal: A State-of-the-Art Review” by Glen T. Daigger and Helen X. Littleton, continued the release, adds to the knowledge base about biological nutrient removal (BNR) by using tools such as computational fluid dynamics to describe situations where existing flow patterns lead to fluctuating dissolved oxygen concentrations.

According to the release, subscribed readers will also enjoy an update on the latest research regarding soluble microbial products (SMP) and, in particular, their relationship to extra polymeric substances.

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