The purpose of this state-of-the-art publication is to provide up-to-date and pertinent scientific information concerning immobilized cell processes for treatment of wastewater. It comprehensively reviews and examines essential data on the feasibility of various immobilization methods, with special reference to wastewater treatment. It also discusses methods of identification of structure and composition of microbial aggregates and analytical methods for the estimation of biomass in the presence of carriers. This work reports the novel process of immobilized microalgae and cyanobacteria for wastewater treatment, while highlighting their future prospects. Additionally, it critically reviews the various fixed film bioreactor configurations. This book is a must for all engineers, planners, scientists, students and sewage treatment plant operators.
Physico-Chemical Aspects of Cell Adsorption. Adsorption and Attachment of Microorganisms to Solid Support. Entrapment of Microbial Cells for Wastewater Treatment. The Morphology and Electron Microscopy of Microbial Aggregates. Application of Biomass Carrier in Activated Sludge Process. Effluent Treatment With Immobilized Microalgae and Cyanobacteria. Immobilized Cell Systems in Anaerobic Digestion Process. Biological Process in Toxic Waste Treatment. Fundamentals and Advances in Expanded Bed Reactors for Wastewater Treatment. Fluidized Bed Reactor in Wastewater Treatment.