Wastewater Microbiology

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Wastewater Microbiology

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Wastewater Microbiology In recent years, there has been increased worldwide focus on wastewater and sewage disposal. Environmental, economic, and public health risks associated with wastewater and sewage spills have reached near epidemic proportions and are of global concern. Microbiologists and environmental engineers alike are concerned about the role of microorganisms in water and wastewater treatment as well as the fate of pathogens and parasites in engineered systems. Written for students and professionals alike, Wastewater Microbiology offers a comprehensive, timely exploration of the interface between engineering and microbiology. It provides an assessment of the biotic aspects of wastewater and the various treatment methods available. As an international authority on environmental microbiology and virology, Gabriel Bitton takes the reader from the fundamentals of microbial biology, metabolism, and ecology, through discussions of process microbiology and biotransformations, to a detailed analysis of the epidemiological factors and public health risks associated with wastewater. Wastewater Microbiology emphasizes the practical issues of treatment, disinfection, and remediation, with emphasis on such topics as:

  • Bulking and foaming in activated sludge plants
  • Anaerobic treatment of wastewater and sludge
  • Biological aerosols
  • Pollution control biotechnology
  • Biotransformation of xenobiotics and metals in wastewater treatment plants
  • Toxicity testing in plants using microorganisms
  • Wastewater reuse
Accompanying the text are more than 250 photographs, figures, graphs, and tables that help illuminate as well as reinforce the material. With its topical, comprehensive coverage, Wastewater Microbiology cuts across a broad range of disciplines including the environmental sciences, microbiology, public health, and civil engineering. In addition to serving as an excellent textbook for environmental sciences and environmental engineering programs, it will prove to be an essential reference for researchers, administrators, and engineers.

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Written by an international authority on environmental microbiology and virology, Wastewater Microbiology, Second Edition is an invaluable reference tool that provides readers with concise, up-to-date coverage of microbiological developments and public health aspects in the field of wastewater treatment.

This new edition supplies readers with a basic background in microbiology, metabolism, and ecology and uses the principles and recent discoveries in engineering and microbiology to examine the practical issues of treatment, disinfection, and remediation.

Complete with new figures and tables, as well as color photographs shot using rRNA probes, this updated edition covers topics that include:
* Recent trends in wastewater microbiology and genetic tools used in the detection of parasites and pathogens, including biotechnological applications for treatment plants.
* The emergence of new pathogens in water and the microbiology of drinking water.
* The disposal of biosolids and wastewater in wetlands and receiving waters.
* The new methodology revealing the heterogeneous structure of biofilms and their complex biodiversity.
* Updated information on pollution control biotechnology.

An authoritative guide for all researchers, administrators, and engineers in the field of microbiology, Wastewater Microbiology, Second Edition is also an essential reference for civil engineers, public health officials, and students involved in environmental sciences.

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"A Technical reference to the microbiology of wastewater treatment." --Water Waste Treatment, 7/99

"There have been several earlier books on the same topic, this book is a few steps above mediocre and thus, arguably, the best of the lot." --The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 74, no. 4, December 1999

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