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Description: The classic text in wastewater microbiology, updated for a changing field The field of water and wastewater microbiology has advanced dramatically in recent years, spurred by growing awareness about health and environmental impacts. These advances have been thoroughly integrated into the Fourth Edition of Wastewater Microbiology, widely regarded as the fields definitive text reference. In this Fourth Edition, the book focuses more exclusively on issues particular to wastewater-microbial contaminants found in wastewater, methods of detection for these contaminants, methods of cleansing wastewater of microbial contamination, and the health effects of microbial contamination-with new information on fecal contamination and new molecular methods. The many advances in wastewater microbiology have all been thoroughly integrated into this text, including: A new chapter?on microbial source tracking of fecal contamination of receiving waters Recent information on disinfection methods such as UV disinfection and photoreactivation, solar radiation, photocatalysis, ultrasonic energy, ultra-high hydrostatic pressure, membrane filtration, and the use of nanomaterials New methods for determining cell viability/activity in environmental samples An expanded section on molecular methods A new section on bacterial spores as indicators Advances in the study of the activated sludge system as well as an expanded section on Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) in activated sludge A new section on bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment, which is based on the use of microorganisms for the production of bioelectricity In addition, the text includes updated content on risk assessment, methanogen classification, and methodology and inhibition of anaerobic digestion. Information concerning the growing fields of epidemiology and public health microbiology has been similarly expanded. Complete with end-of-chapter questions, this is the single go-to reference in wastewater microbiology for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in sciences and engineering in the fields of microbiology and environmental/wastewater engineering and treatment, as well as for public health officials.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Publisher: Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
Publication date: 11/19/2009
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Preface to the Fourth Edition|
|Preface to the Third Edition|
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|Preface to the First Edition|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|The Microbial World|
|Microbial Metabolism and Growth|
|Role of Microorganisms in Biogeochemical Cycles|
|Public Health Microbiology|
|Pathogens and Parasites in Domestic Wastewater|
|Microbial Indicators of Fecal Contamination|
|Microbial Source Tracking|
|Microbiology of Wastewater Treatment|
|Introduction to Wastewater Treatment|
|Activated Sludge Process|
|Bulking and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants|
|Processes Based on Attached Microbial Growth|
|Waste Stabilization Ponds|
|Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater and Biosolids|
|Biological Aerosols and Bioï¿½ï¿½ï¿½odors from Wastewater Treatment Plants|
|Biotechnology in Wastewater Treatment|
|Pollution Control Biotechnology|
|Fate and Toxicity of Chemicals in Wastewater Treatment Plants|
|Fate of Xenobiotics and Toxic Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants|
|Toxicity Testing in Wastewater Treatment Plants Using Microorganisms|
|Microbiology and Public Health Aspects of Wastewater Effluents and Biosolids Disposal and Reuse|
|Public Health Aspects of Wastewater and Biosolids Disposal on Land|
|Public Health Aspects of Contamination of Recreational Waters with Wastewater|