1st Edition

Microbiology and Chemistry for Environmental Scientists and Engineers

By Jason Birkett, John Lester Copyright 1999
    398 Pages
    by CRC Press

    by CRC Press

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    Biological and chemical processes play a key role in the treatment of domestic wastewater and are becoming increasingly important in tackling the problems caused by industrial wastes. The first edition of this popular text focused on microbial systems and wastewater processes that are implemented in a treatment plant. While maintaining this approach, this revised edition also incorporates components that cover the fundamental aspects of inorganic and organic chemistry relating to water treatment and pollution.
    Microbiology and Chemistry for Environmental Scientists and Engineers provides the reader with an understanding of the complex biological and chemical issues involved in environmental science and engineering. A chapter on water quality includes the revised chemical and microbiological standards, which will come into force under the new EC drinking water directive. Chemical aspects of water pollution emphasise some of the most dangerous chemical substances prevalent in the environment today.
    This book will be a valuable addition to the library of practising environmental engineers and scientists, and an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in environmental, civil and public health engineering.

    Introduction to Microbiology. Bacteria. The Eucaryotic Protists. Viruses and Metazoa. Laboratory Techniques introduction to Chemistry. Organic Chemistry. Biological Molecules. Microbial Metabolism. Microbial Growth. Water Quality Chemistry. Environmental Water Chemisty. Water Pollution. Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Processes. Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment. Composting. Industrial Wastewater Treatment. Environmental Microbiology. Pathogens. Water Treatment.


    J. Lester is Professor of Water Technology and J. Birkett is Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry and Pollution, at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London.