Description: Wastewater Biology: The Life Processes
This publication is a continuation of the effort to develop Wastewater Biology: The Microlife, which was published by the Water Environment Federation in 1990. Wastewater Biology: The Microlife describes the ecology and beneficial and detrimental roles of the microscopic life forms—the micro-life—found in wastewater treatment processes.
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Description: Wastewater Biology: The Life Processes
The WEF Technical Practice Committee (formerly the Committee on Sewage and Industrial Wastes Practice of the Federation of Sewage and Industrial Wastes Associations) was created by the Federation Board of Control on October 11, 1941. The primary function of the Committee is to originate and produce, through appropriate subcommittees, special publications dealing with technical aspects of the broad...
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Description: Wastewater Biology: The Life Processes
In a wastewater treatment plant, wastes are broken down and used by large populations of organisms as sources of energy and building materials. These activities are facilitated by microbial enzymes, each of which can alter wastes in a specific way. An essential function of wastewater treatment facilities is to provide and maintain the conditions necessary for the proper functioning of microbes and...
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Description: Wastewater Biology: The Life Processes
The main objective of a biological wastewater treatment process is to remove pollutants such as suspended solids, biodegradable organic compounds, nitrogen, and phosphorus from wastewater. The efficiency of the process in removing pollutants depends on the interaction of three factors—organisms, pollutants, and environment. To remove the pollutants available as nutrients efficiently,...
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Any naturally occurring material is biodegradable. Organic materials are present in waste products derived from home or industry, and may be simple or complex, depending on their chemical makeup. Most are lipids, carbohydrates, or proteins.
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Studies relating to the chemistry, treatment, biological effects, environmental fate, and control of metals in the aquatic environment have been given increased attention recently. This is primarily because of the recognition of potential adverse health and environmental effects of metals discharged to the environment from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities through either...
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Description: Wastewater Biology: The Life Processes
A primary goal of biological wastewater treatment is to remove organic compounds from wastewater. Organic compounds are used by bacterial cells as electron donors or acceptors in energy producing reactions, as carbon sources for cellular synthesis, or as required nutrients or cofactors for bacterial metabolism. During biological treatment, organic...
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Bioaugmentation is the process of adding commercial bacterial products to wastewater for enhancement of biological process efficiency.
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