Description

Microbial granules have practical importance in anaerobic and aerobic biological wastewater treatment. Advantages of granules are retention of biomass in reactor, diversity of microorganisms, complex structure, and resistance to unfavorable conditions. Microbial granules can be used to treat municipal and industrial wastewater for removal of organic matter, xenobiotics, nutrients, and heavy metals.

The book covers almost all aspects of formation and use of microbial granules in wastewater treatment. The data on aerobic microbial granulation are related mostly to laboratory systems due to few pilot systems in the world using aerobic microbial granules. However, by the analogy with anaerobic granulation, which is now used worldwide, it is possible to predict wide applications of aerobic granulation. This book will help researchers and engineers develop these new biotechnologies of wastewater treatment based on aerobic granulation.

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of formation, organization, and use of microbial granules in wastewater treatment
  • Integrates engineering, microbiology, and biotechnology of microbial granules
  • Comprises of deep fundamental data as well as practical information for applications of microbial granules in wastewater treatment

Readership

Researchers, engineers, practitioners in wastewater treatment, wastewater treatment companies and governmental agencies, and graduate students environmental engineering.

Table of Contents

1. MECHANISMS AND MODELS FOR ANAEROBIC GRANULATION -Kuan Yeow Show 2. FACTORS AFFECTING ANAEROBIC GRANULATION -Kuan Yeow Show 3. APPLICATIONS IN ANAEROBIC GRANULATION -Kuan Yeow Show 4. MECHANISMS OF AEROBIC GRANULATION -Yu Liu 5. FACTORS AFFECTING AEROBIC GRANULATION -Yu Liu 6. STRUCTURE OF AEROBIC GRANULES -Volodymyr Ivanov 7. MICROORGANISMS OF AEROBIC GRANULES -Volodymyr Ivanov and Stephan Tiong-Lee Tay 8. NUTRIENT REMOVAL BY AEROBIC GRANULES -Yu Liu 9. PHENOL REMOVAL BY AEROBIC GRANULES -Stephan Tiong-Lee Tay 10. SEEDS FOR AEROBIC GRANULATION -Volodymyr Ivanov and Stephan Tiong-Lee Tay 11. BIOSORPTION PROPERTIES OF AEROBIC GRANULES -Yu Liu CONCLUSIONS: CURRENT STATE AND DIRECTIONS OF RESEARCH

Details

No. of pages:
308
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Print ISBN:
9780080450223
Electronic ISBN:
9780080476087

About the editors

Volodymyr Ivanov

Volodymyr Ivanov is a professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and his research lines encompass nanobiotechnology and microbiotechnology.