Microbial Ecology of Activated Sludge

Microbial Ecology of Activated Sludge

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qMicrobial Ecology of Activated Sludge, written for both microbiologists and engineers, critically reviews our current understanding of the microbiology of activated sludge, the most commonly used process for treating both domestic and industrial wastes.The contributors are all internationally recognized as leading research workers in activated sludge microbiology, and all have made valuable contributions to our present understanding of the process. The book pays particular attention to how the application of molecular methods has changed our perceptions of the identity of the filamentous bacteria causing the operational disorders of bulking and foaming, and the bacteria responsible for nitrification and denitrification and phosphorus accumulation in nutrient removal processes. Special attention is given to how it is now becoming possible to relate the composition of the community of microbes present in activated sludge, and the in situ function of individual populations there, and how such information might be used to manage and control these systems better. Detailed descriptions of some of these molecular methods are provided to allow newcomers to this field of study an opportunity to apply them in their research. Comprehensive descriptions of organisms of interest and importance are also given, together with high quality photos of activated sludge microbes.q--Publisher's description.Identification is an exercise in comparison, where an unknown is compared to known isolates, and so identification ... Dichotomous keys, where one proceeds along progressively branched routes, selected on whether the test result for theanbsp;...

Title:Microbial Ecology of Activated Sludge
Author:R. J. Seviour, Per Halkjær Nielsen
Publisher:IWA Publishing - 2010


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