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Wastewater Microbiology
Third Edition
by Gabriel Bitton

Wastewater Microbiology provides readers with concise, up-to-the-moment coverage of the role of microorganisms in water and wastewater treatment.

By providing a solid foundation in microbiology, microbial growth, metabolism, and nutrient cycling, Wastewater Microbiology gives readers the tools they need to make critical decisions that affect public health, as well as the practical aspects of treatment, disinfection, water distribution, bioremediation, and water and wastewater reuse.

The many advances in wastewater and drinking water microbiology have all been thoroughly integrated into Wastewater Microbiology, including:

  • A new chapter on bioterrorism and drinking water safety
  • The latest developments in biofilm microbial ecology and biofilm impact on drinking water quality
  • New, state-of-the-art detection techniques
  • Expanded and revised treatment of toxicity testing, including new testing methods and studies on endocrine disrupters in wastewater
  • Alternatives to conventional wastewater treatment

An authoritative guide for all researchers, administrators, and engineers in the field of microbiology, Wastewater Microbiology, Third Edition is also a valuable reference for civil and environmental engineers, public health officials, and students involved in environmental engineering and science.


A. Fundamentals of Microbiology

  1. The Microbial World
  2. Microbial Metabolism and Growth
  3. Role of Microorganisms in Biogeochemical Cycles

B. Public Health Microbiology

  1. Pathogens and Parasites in Domestic Wastewater
  2. Microbial Indicators of Fecal Contamination
  3. Water and Wastewater Disinfection

C Microbiology of Wastewater Treatment

  1. Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
  2. Activated Sludge Process
  3. Bulking and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants
  4. Processes Based on Attached Microbial Growth
  5. Waste Stabilizations Ponds
  6. Sludge Microbiology
  7. Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater and Biosolids
  8. Bioaerosols and Bioodors from Wastewater Treatment Plants

D. Microbiology of Drinking Water Treatment

  1. Microbiological Aspects of Drinking Water Treatment
  2. Microbiological Aspects if Drinking Water Distribution
  3. Bioterrorism and Drinking Water Safety

E. Biotechnology in Wastewater Treatment

  1. Pollution Control Biotechnology

F. Fate and Toxicity of Chemicals in Wastewater Treatment Plants

  1. Fate of Xenobiotics and Toxic Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants
  2. Toxicity Testing in Wastewater Treatment Plants Using Microorganisms

G. Microbiology and Public Health Aspects of Wastewater Effluents and Biosolids Disposal and Reuse

  1. Public Health Aspects of Wastewater and Biosolids Disposal on Land
  2. Public Health Aspects of Wastewater and Biosolids Disposal in the Marine Environment
  3. Wastewater Reuse

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Wastewater Microbiology
Third Edition
by Gabriel Bitton

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