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Microscopic Examination of the Activated Sludge Process
by Michael H. Gerardi

A practical, hands-on guide to using the microscope to analyze activated sludge in wastewater treatment!

Microscopic Examination of the Activated Sludge Process explores and explains:

  • Microscopy, including microscopic measurements and techniques
  • Directions for preparing and applying microbiological stains and immobilizing agents and techniques for preparing wet mounts and smears
  • How to identify various types of organisms, including: floc particles and foam; protozoa; rotifers; worms and worm-like organisms; crustaceans; filamentous organisms; and algae and fungi
  • The collection, evaluation, and presentation of observations

This straightforward guide includes figures, tables, worksheets, photomicrographs, and black-and-white drawings of many living, microscopic components of the activated sludge process. It equips plant operators and technicians to monitor, regulate, and troubleshoot the treatment processes and also serves as a valuable resource for research professionals and sanitary engineers in wastewater treatment.

Contents

Part I: Overview

  1. Introduction
  2. Mixed Liquor Biota Food Chain
  3. Samples
  4. Safety

Part II: Microscopy

  1. Rationale for Microscopy
  2. The Microscope
  3. Microscopic Measurements
  4. The Stereoscopic Binocular Microscope
  5. Equipment and Supplies
  6. Wet Mounts and Smears
  7. Staining Techniques
  8. Dispersed Growth

Part III: The Bulk Solution

  1. Particulate Material
  2. Spirochetes

Part IV: Floc Particles and Foam

  1. Floc Particles
  2. Tetrads
  3. Zoogloeal Growth
  4. Foam

Part V: Protozoa

  1. Protozoa
  2. Relative Predominance of Bacteria and Protozoa

Part VI: Rotifers

  1. Rotifers

Part VII: Worms and Wormlike Organisms

  1. Free-Living Nematodes
  2. Gastrotriches
  3. Water Bears
  4. Bristleworms
  5. Bloodworms
  6. Sludge Worms

Part VIII: Crustaceans

  1. Copepods and Cyclops
  2. Water Fleas
  3. Ostracoda

Part IX: Filamentous Organisms

  1. Filamentous Organisms

Part X: Algae and Fungi

  1. Algae
  2. Fungi

Part XI: Collection, Evaluation, and Presentation of Observations

  1. Microscopic Set-up and Rating Tables
  2. Worksheets
  3. Report of Microscopic Examination

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Chemical Compounds
Index

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by Michael H. Gerardi
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