Preface to the Fourth Edition ix Preface to the Third Edition xi Preface to the Second Edition xiii Preface to the First Edition xv PART A. FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY 1 1. The Microbial World 3 2. Microbial Metabolism and Growth 51 3. Role of Microorganisms in Biogeochemical Cycles 83 PART B. PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY 119 4. Pathogens and Parasites in Domestic Wastewater 121 5. Microbial Indicators of Fecal Contamination 173 6. Microbial Source Tracking 197 7. Wastewater Disinfection 217 PART C. MICROBIOLOGY OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT 267 8. Introduction to Wastewater Treatment 269 9. Activated Sludge Process 281 10. Bulking and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants 319 11. Processes Based on Attached Microbial Growth 353 12. Waste Stabilization Ponds 369 13. Sludge Microbiology 383 14. Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater and Biosolids 409 15. Biological Aerosols and Bio-odors from Wastewater Treatment Plants 437 PART D. BIOTECHNOLOGY IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT 465 16. Pollution Control Biotechnology 467 PART E. FATE AND TOXICITY OF CHEMICALS IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS 501 17. Fate of Xenobiotics and Toxic Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants 503 18. Toxicity Testing in Wastewater Treatment Plants Using Microorganisms 533 PART F. MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECTS OF WASTEWATER EFFLUENTS AND BIOSOLIDS DISPOSAL AND REUSE 553 19. Public Health Aspects of Wastewater and Biosolids Disposal on Land 555 20. Public Health Aspects of Contamination of Recreational Waters with Wastewater 581 21. Wastewater Reuse 599 References 619 Index 763
Gabriel Bitton is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology at University of Florida, Gainesville.?An international authority in water-associated microbial contamination, this is the fourth edition of his classic work and will be followed by a new work on Drinking Water Microbiology.
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