Wastewater Microbiology / Edition 4

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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. 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.

"Drawing from the recent discoveries in engineering and microbiology, the book covers treatment, disinfection, and remediation...part of the Wiley Series in Ecological and Applied Microbiology."

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Editorial Reviews

A text-reference that presents a comprehensive exploration of the interface between engineering and microbiology, for both students and professionals. It provides an assessment of the biotic aspects of wastewater and the various treatment methods available. It proceeds 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. The emphasis is on the practical issues of treatment, disinfection, and remediation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"…provides readers with concise, up-to-the-moment coverage of the role of microorganisms in water and wastewater treatment." (Journal of the American Water Resources Association, August 2005)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470630334
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 804
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

GABRIEL BITTON, Ph.D., is Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida. He is a recipient of a Harvard University Research Fellowship, as well as an honorary doctorate from Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Nancy, France. Dr. Bitton is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology (Wiley). His primary research interests include wastewater microbiology, ecotoxicology, environmental virology, surface microbiology, and bioremediation.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Pt. A Fundamentals of Microbiology 1
1 The Microbial World 3
2 Microbial Metabolism and Growth 35
3 Role of Microorganisms in Biogeochemical Cycles 61
Pt. B Public Health Microbiology 89
4 Pathogens and Parasites in Domestic Wastewater 91
5 Microbial Indicators of Fecal Contamination 121
6 Water and Wastewater Disinfection 137
Pt. C Wastewater and Water Treatment Microbiology 169
7 Introduction to Wastewater Treatment 171
8 Activated Sludge Process 181
9 Bulking and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants 207
10 Processes Based on Attached Microbial Growth 233
11 Waste Stabilization Ponds 247
12 Sludge Microbiology 259
13 Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater and Biosolids 281
14 Biological Aerosols and Bioodors from Wastewater Treatment Plants 303
15 Microbiological Aspects of Drinking Water Treatment 323
16 Microbiological Aspects of Drinking Water Distribution 341
17 Pollution Control Biotechnology 365
Pt. D Transformations and Toxic Effects of Chemicals in Wastewater Treatment Plants 387
18 Fate of Xenobiotics and Toxic Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants 389
19 Toxicity Testing in Wastewater Treatment Plants Using Microorganisms 413
Pt. E Microbiology and Public Health Aspects of Wastewater Disposal and Reuse 427
20 Public Health Aspects of Wastewater and Biosolids Disposal on Land 429
21 Public Health Aspects of Wastewater and Biosolids Disposal in the Marine and Other Aquatic Environments 449
22 Wastewater Reuse 461
References 475
Index 561
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