Microbial Wastewater Treatment

Microbial Wastewater Treatment
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-06-12
ISBN 10: 0128168102
ISBN 13: 9780128168103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

Microbial Wastewater Treatment focuses on the exploitation of microorganisms as decontaminating tools to treat polluted wastewater, a worldwide concern. Microorganism-based processes are seen as promising technologies to treat the ever-increasing problem of polluted wastewater. The book covers recently developed process technologies to solve five major trends in the field of wastewater treatment, including nutrient removal and recovery, trace organic compounds, energy saving and production, sustainability and community involvement. Illustrates the importance of microorganisms in wastewater treatment Points out the reuse of the treated wastewater Highlights the recovery of resources from wastewater Pays attention to the occurrence of novel micro-pollutants Introduces new trends in wastewater technology

Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants

Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN 10: 0128225041
ISBN 13: 9780128225042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants Book Review:

Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants presents different methods and techniques used in microbial ecology to study the interactions and evolution of microbial populations in WWTPs, particularly the new molecular tools developed in the last decades. These molecular biology-based methods (e.g. studies of DNA, RNA and proteins) provide a high resolution of information compared to traditional ways of studying microbial wastewater populations, such as microscopic examination and culture-based methods. In addition, this book addresses the ability of microorganisms to degrade environmental pollutants. Describes application of different Omics tools in Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) Demonstrates the role of microorganisms in WWTPs Includes discussions on the microbial ecology of WWTPs Covers the microbial diversity of activated sludge Emphasizes cutting-edge molecular tools

Wastewater Microbiology

Wastewater Microbiology
Author: Gabriel Bitton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1118148150
ISBN 13: 9781118148150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wastewater Microbiology Book Review:

Wastewater Microbiology focuses on microbial contaminants found in wastewater, methods of detection for these contaminants, and methods of cleansing water of microbial contamination. This classic reference has now been updated to focus more exclusively on issues particular to wastewater, with new information on fecal contamination and new molecular methods. The book features new methods to determine cell viability/activity in environmental samples; a new section on bacterial spores as indicators; new information covering disinfection byproducts, UV disinfection, and photoreactivation; and much more. A PowerPoint of figures from the book is available at ftp://ftp.wiley.com/public/sci_tech_med/wastewater_microbiology.

Wastewater Treatment Reactors

Wastewater Treatment Reactors
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN 10: 0128242442
ISBN 13: 9780128242445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wastewater Treatment Reactors Book Review:

Wastewater Treatment Reactors: Microbial Community Structure analyzes microbial community structure in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters, the gene content (metagenome) or gene expression (metatranscriptome) of microbial communities in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters, physiological aspects of microbial communities, enrichment cultures or pure cultures of key species in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters, and modeling of potential consequences of changes in microbial community structure or function for higher trophic levels in a given habitat. As several studies have been carried out to understand bulking phenomena and the importance of environmental factors on sludge settling characteristics, which are thought to be strongly influenced by flocculation, sludge bulking, foaming and rising, this book is an ideal resource on the topics covered. Presents the state-of-the-art techniques and applications of omics tools in wastewater treatment reactors (WWTRs) Describes both theoretical and practical knowledge surrounding the fundamental roles of microorganisms in WWTRs Points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies Covers the economics of wastewater treatment and the development of suitable alternatives in terms of performance and cost effectiveness Discusses cutting-edge molecular biological tools Gives in-depth knowledge to study microbial community structure and function in wastewater treatment reactors

Microbial Biofilms in Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment

Microbial Biofilms in Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment
Author: Y.V. Nancharaiah,Vayalam P. Venugopalan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-10-18
ISBN 10: 1351857320
ISBN 13: 9781351857321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biofilms in Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

Biofilms represent the natural living style of microbial communities and play a pivotal role in biogeochemical cycles and natural attenuation. Biofilms can be engineered for biodegradation and biotransformation of organic and inorganic contaminants, for both in situ bioremediation and ex situ treatment in bioreactors. This book focuses on microbial biofilms and their potential technological applications for sustainable development. It covers recent advances in biofilm technologies for contaminant remediation coupled to recovery of resources and serves as a complete reference on the science and technology behind biofilm mediated bioremediation and wastewater treatment.

Integrated Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment

Integrated Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment
Author: Rouzbeh Abbassi,Asheesh Kumar Yadav,Faisal Khan,Vikram Garaniya
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN 10: 0128174935
ISBN 13: 9780128174937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

Current wastewater treatment technologies are not sustainable simply due to their high operational costs and process inefficiency. Integrated Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment is intended for professionals who are searching for an innovative method to improve the efficiencies of wastewater treatment processes by exploiting the potential of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) technology. The book is broadly divided into four sections. It begins with an overview of the "state of the art" bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) as well as the fundamentals of MFC technology and its potential to enhance wastewater treatment efficiencies and reduce electricity generation cost. In section two, discusses the integration, installation, and optimization of MFC into conventional wastewater treatment processes such as activated sludge process, lagoons, constructed wetlands, and membrane bioreactors. Section three outlines integrations of MFCs into other wastewater processes. The final section provides explorative studies of MFC integrated systems for large scale wastewater treatment and the challenges which are inherent in the upscaling process. Clearly describes the latest techniques for integrating MFC into traditional wastewater treatment processes such as activated sludge process, lagoons, constructed wetlands, and membrane bioreactors Discusses the fundamentals of bioelectrochemical systems for degrading the contaminants from the municipal and industrial wastewater Covers methods for the optimization of integrated systems

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment
Author: Maulin P. Shah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2022-02-16
ISBN 10: 100053202X
ISBN 13: 9781000532029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

Wastewater Treatment: Molecular Tools, Techniques, and Applications provides an insight about the application of different tools and technology for exploring microbial structure-function relationships that involved in WWTPs. From the present day consequence of alarming usable water crysis throughout the globe, an immediate action on water cycle is necessary. Along with other options the waste water recycling is one major opportunity to combat the future scarcity. The book aims to provide a comprehensive view of advanced emerging technologies for wastewater treatment, heavy metal removal, pesticide degradation, dye removal, waste management, microbial transformation of environmental contaminants, etc. It also describes different application of Omic tools in Waste water treatment plants (WWTPs),describes the role of microorganisms in WWTPs, points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies, also includes the recovery of resources from wastewater and emphasizes on cutting edge molecular tools for WWTPs. We hope the content of the book will be very much usefull for the community who are directly associated in wastewater management research, people who are associated with environmental awarness programme and the students of UG and PG courses. Features: This book highlights the importance of molecular genomics, molecular biology techniques to sort out the problems faced by industrialist who operates wastewater treatment plant with the ever-increasing number of environmental pollutants. Describes application of different Omic tools in Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) Describes the role of microorganisms in WWTPs Points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies. Includes the recovery of resources from wastewater Emphasizes on cutting edge molecular tools This book targets engineers, scientists and managers who require an excellent introduction and basic knowledge to the principles of molecular biology or molecular genomics in the area of wastewater treatment. Different professionals working or interested in the Environmental Microbiology or Bioremediation or Environmental Genomics field. Students on Environmental Biotechnology/Microbiology.

The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants

The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto,Kavit Mehta
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2021-05-24
ISBN 10: 0128231041
ISBN 13: 9780128231043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants Book Review:

The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants: Biological Treatment Systems is an advanced and updated version of existing biological technologies that includes their limitations, challenges, and potential application to remove chemical oxygen demand (COD), refractory chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), color removal and environmental pollutants through advancements in microbial bioremediation. The book introduces new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with thorough discussions of recent developments. In addition, it illustrates that the application of these new emerging innovative technologies can lead to energy savings and resource recovery. The importance of respiration, nitrogen mineralization, nitrification, denitrification and biological phosphorus removal processes in the development of a fruitful and applicable solution for the removal of toxic pollutants from wastewater treatment plants is highlighted. Equally important is the knowledge and theoretical modeling of water movement through wastewater ecosystems. Finally, emphasis is given to the function of constructed wetlands and activated sludge processes. Considers different types of industrial wastewater Focuses on biological wastewater treatments Introduces new trends in bioremediation Addresses the future of WWTPs

Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment

Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment
Author: Stefan Wuertz,Paul L. Bishop,Peter A. Wilderer
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2003-04-30
ISBN 10: 1843390078
ISBN 13: 9781843390077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

The central theme of the book is the flow of information from experimental approaches in biofilm research to simulation and modeling of complex wastewater systems. Probably the greatest challenge in wastewater research lies in using the methods and the results obtained in one scientific discipline to design intelligent experiments in other disciplines, and eventually to improve the knowledge base the practitioner needs to run wastewater treatment plants. The purpose of Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment is to provide engineers with the knowledge needed to apply the new insights gained by researchers. The authors provide an authoritative insight into the function of biofilms on a technical and on a lab-scale, cover some of the exciting new basic microbiological and wastewater engineering research involving molecular biology techniques and microscopy, and discuss recent attempts to predict the development of biofilms. This book is divided into 3 sections: Modeling and Simulation; Architecture, Population Structure and Function; and From Fundamentals to Practical Application, which all start with a scientific question. Individual chapters attempt to answer the question and present different angles of looking at problems. In addition there is an extensive glossary to familiarize the non-expert with unfamiliar terminology used by microbiologists and computational scientists. The colour plate section of this book can be downloaded by clicking here. (PDF Format 1 MB)

Microbial Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Cleanup

Microbial Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Cleanup
Author: Pankaj,,Sharma, Anita
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 1522531270
ISBN 13: 9781522531272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Cleanup Book Review:

Pollutants are increasing day by day in the environment due to human interference. Thus, it has become necessary to find solutions to clean up these hazardous pollutants to improve human, animal, and plant health. Microbial Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Cleanup is a critical scholarly resource that examines the toxic hazardous substances and their impact on the environment. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as pollution of microorganisms, phytoremediation, and bioremediation, this book is geared towards academics, professionals, graduate students, and practitioners interested in emerging techniques for environmental decontamination.

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Angana Sarkar,Sukhendu Mandal
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2021-01-30
ISBN 10: 0128218959
ISBN 13: 9780128218952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

Wastewater Treatment: Cutting-Edge Molecular Tools, Techniques and Applied Aspects reports new findings in existing molecular biology strategies, including their limitations, challenges and potential application to remove environmental pollutants through advancements made in cutting edge tools. In addition, the book introduces new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with thorough discussions on recent developments in this field. Describes the application of different omics tools in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) Describes the role of microorganisms in WWTPs Points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies Includes the recovery of resources from wastewater Emphasizes the need for the use of cutting-edge molecular tools

Environmental Biotechnology

Environmental Biotechnology
Author: Hans-Joachim Jördening,Josef Winter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2006-03-06
ISBN 10: 3527604529
ISBN 13: 9783527604524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Biotechnology Book Review:

A deeper insight into the complex processes involved in this field, covering the biological, chemical and engineering fundamentals needed to further develop effective methodologies. The book devotes detailed chapters to each of the four main areas of environmental biotechnology -- wastewater treatment, soil treatment, solid waste treatment, and waste gas treatment -- dealing with both the microbiological and process engineering aspects. The result is the combined knowledge contained in the extremely successful volumes 11a through 11c of the "Biotechnology" series in a handy and compact form.

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2022-02-25
ISBN 10: 0323897932
ISBN 13: 9780323897938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes Book Review:

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes: Microbial Degradation of Xenobiotics through Bacterial and Fungal Approach covers the active and applicable role that bacteria and fungi play in the degradation of xenobiotic compounds from the environment. The book gives up-to-date information on recent advancements in the field of environmental xenobiotics and how they disturb a plant's metabolism. The book also gives information on aerobic and anaerobic degradation of xenobiotic compounds through bacteria or fungi and/or a combined approach. Finally, the book covers the characteristics of environmental microbiology, biochemical engineering, agricultural microbiology, environmental engineering, and soil bioremediation. Emphasizes up-to-date research on the microbial degradation of xenobiotic compounds through a bacterial-fungal approach Covers multidisciplinary features of environmental microbiology, biochemical engineering, agriculture microbiology, environmental engineering and soil bioremediation Includes sections on aerobic and anaerobic degradation Presents the significance of the bacterial-fungal role and their metabolic activities in the digestion of xenobiotic compounds Focuses on the most recent developments in environmental biotechnology to enhance the action of the bacterial-fungal systems in the remediation of xenobiotic compounds

Bioremediation of Wastewater

Bioremediation of Wastewater
Author: Olga Sánchez Martínez
Publsiher: Apple Academic Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN 10: 9781774635674
ISBN 13: 1774635674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation of Wastewater Book Review:

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. The quantity and quality of waste generated and discharged into natural water bodies is a topic of serious concern. Consequently, there is a need for different strategies to address wastewater treatment and subsequent reuse, especially in arid and semi-arid areas where water shortages are the rule. Biological treatment processes constitute crucial tools in the biodegradation of organic matter, transformation of toxic compounds into harmless products, and nutrient removal in wastewater microbiology. Edited by a professor of genetics and microbiology with extensive research, this compendium provides an overview of the most current research into many facets of wastewater bioremediation. The book is broken into three sections: microbial communities for wastewater treatment, environmental factors, and treatments. It provides discussions on biological treatment processes for different types of wastewater, such as municipal wastewater and wastewater from tanneries; how environmental factors such as season dynamics affect the diversity of bacteria; and applications and treatment. The range of topics presented will be valuable for biological engineers and others involved with wastewater management. Researchers will find a wealth of studies that will prove fruitful for future investigation.

Fundamentals of Biological Wastewater Treatment

Fundamentals of Biological Wastewater Treatment
Author: Udo Wiesmann,In Su Choi,Eva-Maria Dombrowski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2007-02-27
ISBN 10: 3527609571
ISBN 13: 9783527609574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Biological Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

This concise introduction to the fundamentals of biological treatment of wastewater describes how to model and integrate biological steps into industrial processes. The book first covers the chemical, physical and biological basics, including wastewater characteristics, microbial metabolism, determining stoichiometric equations for catabolism and anabolism, measurements of mass transfer and respiration rates and the aerobic treatment of wastewater loaded with dissolved organics. It the moves on to deal with such applications and technologies as nitrogen and phosphorus removal, membrane technology, the assessment and selection of aeration systems, simple models for biofilm reactors and the modeling of activated sludge processes. A final section looks at the processing of water and the treatment of wastewater integrated into the production process. Essential reading for chemists, engineers, microbiologists, environmental officers, agencies and consultants, in both academia and industry.

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto,Riti Thapar Kapoor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2021-10-16
ISBN 10: 0323914950
ISBN 13: 9780323914956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes Book Review:

Development in Waste Water Treatment Research and Processes: Innovative Microbe-Based Applications for Removal of Chemicals and Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants focuses on the exploitation of various biological treatment technologies and their use to treat toxic and hazardous contaminants present in industrial effluent and restore the contaminated sites, a topic which lacks discussion in existing titles on the global market. This book encompasses advanced technologies and updated information as well as future directions for young researchers and scientists who are working in the field of wastewater treatment or effluent treatment plants and biodegradation of environmental contaminants for environmental safety and sustainable development. Provides wide information to readers on state-of-the-art applications of microbes for wastewater/industrial effluent treatment and environmental protection Summarizes our current knowledge on the use of various microbes, even the use of dead biomass for dye decolorization and degradation Explores different aspects of biological methods for contaminant removal and better advanced biotechnological applications

Wastewater Bacteria

Wastewater Bacteria
Author: Michael H. Gerardi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-04-20
ISBN 10: 0471979899
ISBN 13: 9780471979890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wastewater Bacteria Book Review:

A practical guide to wastewater bacteria and the roles they performin wastewater treatment Communicating material in a practical manner for operators andtechnicians who regulate and troubleshoot their wastewatertreatment processes, Wastewater Bacteria discusses the effectivecontrol and proper operation of aerobic (activated sludge) andanaerobic (anaerobic digesters) biological treatment units toensure that an adequate, active, and appropriate population ofbacteria is present in each treatment unit. It is a hands-on guideto understanding the biology and biological conditions that occurat each treatment unit. Avoiding unnecessary technical jargon and chemical equations,Wastewater Bacteria, the fifth book in the Wastewater MicrobiologySeries, explores and explains: * Bacteria and the wastewater environment * Enzymes and sludge production * Nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur bacteria * Floc formation and filamentous organisms * Nitrification and denitrification * Sulfate reduction, fermentation, and methane production * Toxicity * Foam and malodor production The goal of Wastewater Bacteria is to enable plant operators toachieve the twofold basic objectives of wastewater treatment-todegrade organic wastes to a level where a significant, dissolvedoxygen demand is not exerted upon receiving waters and to removenutrients to levels where photosynthetic organisms in receivingwaters are limited in their growth. This straightforward manualequips plant technicians to meet these objectives with essentialinformation to understand the biological processes and organismsinvolved in wastewater treatment.

Microbial Biofilms

Microbial Biofilms
Author: Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran,Nooruddin Thajuddin
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 9535124358
ISBN 13: 9789535124351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biofilms Book Review:

In the book Microbial Biofilms: Importance and applications, eminent scientists provide an up-to-date review of the present and future trends on biofilm-related research. This book is divided with four subdivisions as biofilm fundamentals, applications, health aspects, and their control. Moreover, this book also provides a comprehensive account on microbial interactions in biofilms, pyocyanin, and extracellular DNA in facilitating Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation, atomic force microscopic studies of biofilms, and biofilms in beverage industry. The book comprises a total of 21 chapters from valued contributions from world leading experts in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Serbia, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey. This book may be used as a text or reference for everyone interested in biofilms and their applications. It is also highly recommended for environmental microbiologists, soil scientists, medical microbiologists, bioremediation experts, and microbiologists working in biocorrosion, biofouling, biodegradation, water microbiology, quorum sensing, and many other related areas. Scientists in academia, research laboratories, and industry will also find it of interest.

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants
Author: Maulin P. Shah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2021-10-07
ISBN 10: 1000435261
ISBN 13: 9781000435269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants Book Review:

This book discusses new and innovative trends and techniques in the removal of toxic and or refractory pollutants through various environmental biotechnological processes from wastewater, both at the laboratory and industrial scale. It focuses primarily on environmentally-friendly technologies which respect the principles of sustainable development, including the advanced trends in remediation through an approach of environmental biotechnological processes from either industrial or sewage wastewater. Features: Examines the fate and occurrence of refractory pollutants in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and the potential approaches for their removal. Highlights advanced remediation procedures involving various microbiological and biochemical processes. Assesses and compares the potential application of numerous existing treatment techniques and introduces new, emerging technologies. Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants is suitable for practicing engineers, researchers, water utility managers, and students who seek an excellent introduction and basic knowledge in the principles of environmental bioremediation technologies.

Biogranulation Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

Biogranulation Technologies for Wastewater Treatment
Author: Joo-Hwa Tay,Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay,Yu Liu,Kuan Yeow Show,Volodymyr Ivanov
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2006-06-16
ISBN 10: 9780080476087
ISBN 13: 0080476082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biogranulation Technologies for Wastewater Treatment Book Review:

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. 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