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Activated Sludge—The Microbial Community

  1. Robert J. Seviour,
  2. A. M. Maszenan

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env055

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Seviour, R. J. and Maszenan, A. M. 2003. Activated Sludge—The Microbial Community. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. La Trobe University, Biotechnology Research Centre, Bendigo, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • Why This Ignorance?

  • So What is Known So Far About the Microbial Communities in Activated Sludge Plants?

  • The Activated Sludge Food Chain?

  • Which Factors Decide the Fate of These Microbes in Activated Sludge?

  • Can Our Communities be Manipulated to Improve Plant Performance?


  • activated sludge;
  • wastewater treatment