10. Bulking and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch10

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) Bulking and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch10

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470630334

Online ISBN: 9780470901243



  • bulking and foaming - in activated sludge plants;
  • bulking, by filamentous bacteria overgrowth in activated sludge - filament abundance in U.S. bulking activated sludges;
  • filamentous microorganism identification - tool diagnosing causes of bulking


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Filamentous Bulking

  • Some Factors Causing Filamentous Bulking

  • Use of Filamentous Microorganism Identification as a Tool for Diagnosing the Cause(s) of Bulking

  • Control of Sludge Bulking

  • Foaming of Activated Sludge

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions

  • Further Reading