1st Edition

Lessons in Environmental Microbiology

By Roger Tim Haug Copyright 2019
    790 Pages 42 Color & 108 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    790 Pages 42 Color & 108 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Lessons in Environmental Microbiology provides an understanding of the microbial processes used in the environmental engineering and science fields. It examines both basic theory as well as the latest advancements in practical applications, including nutrient removal and recovery, methanogenesis, suspended growth bioreactors, and more. The information is presented in a very user-friendly manner; it is not assumed that readers are already experts in the field. It also offers a brief history of how microbiology relates to sanitary practice, and examines the lessons learned from the great epidemics of the past. Numerous worked example problems are presented in every chapter.


    1 Introduction to Environmental Microbiology

    2 Oxidation and Reduction: The Energy Reactions of Life

    3 The Chemistry of Carbon (for the Non-Chemist in All of Us)

    4 Life and Energy: The Principles of Chemical and Photo Thermodynamics

    5 Metabolic and Nutritional Classifications

    6 The Synthesis Reactions of Microbial Life

    7 Thermodynamics and Cell Yield

    8 Historic Moments in Microbiology and Public Health

    9 The World of Microbes (And a Few Related Friends)

    10 Infectious Diseases Important to Public Health and Sanitary Practice

    11 Biochemistry and Bioenergetics (The Molecules of Life)

    12 A Brief History of Life

    13 Kinetics and Biodegradability

    14 The Suspended Growth Bioreactor: Basic Concepts

    15 The Suspended Growth Bioreactor: More Concepts and Some Variations

    16 The Suspended Growth Bioreactor: Operational Considerations

    17 Biological Nutrient Removal and Recovery

    18 Anaerobic Processes for Methanogenesis

    19 Principles of Biological Composting

    20 Microbially Induced Corrosion

    21 Biological Air Pollution Control

    22 Microbial Ecology


    Dr. Roger Tim Haug obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, and then earned a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California since 1974. He is a member of the Water Environmental Federation, serving on the Biosolids Advisory Board and the Bioenergy Sub-Committee; a member of the California Water Environment Association; and a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2008, Dr. Haug received the Gordon Maskew Fair Award, the highest honor of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Also in 2008, he was awarded the Rufus Chaney Award from the U.S. Composting Council for research excellence and outstanding service to the composting industry. Dr. Haug has authored over 120 publications on the technical aspects of wastewater treatment. Dr. Haug joined the faculty at Loyola Marymount University in 1971 in the Department of Civil and Environmental Science. Beginning in 1975 he became a full-time consulting engineer and served many clients in the areas of wastewater treatment, biosolids management, and composting. He joined the Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles in 1990 and was charged with managing the capital improvement program for the City’s wastewater treatment plants. In 1999, he was promoted to Deputy City Engineer and Wastewater Program Manager with authority over the entire wastewater capital improvement program. Dr. Haug retired from City service in 2010 and is now Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Loyola Marymount University. He serves on advisory committees for several public agencies and continues to teach his favorite course, Environmental Microbiology.