11. Processes Based on Attached Microbial Growth

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch11

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) Processes Based on Attached Microbial Growth, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch11

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



  • attached microbial growth processes - biofilm reactors, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors (RBCs) and submerged filters;
  • biofilm kinetics, and trickling filter functioning - growth kinetics within biofilms;
  • pathogen and parasite removal - by trickling filters


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Trickling Filters: Process Description

  • Biology of Trickling Filters

  • Removal of Pathogens and Parasites by Trickling Filters

  • Rotating Biological Contactors

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions

  • Further Reading