12. Waste Stabilization Ponds

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch12

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) Waste Stabilization Ponds, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch12

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



  • waste stabilization ponds - treatment of wastewater in ponds, ancient means of waste treatment;
  • pathogen removal or inactivation - in oxidation ponds, factors, as temperature, sunlight, pH, bacteriophage lytic action;
  • oxidation ponds and pathogen removal - factors controlling bacterial pathogen removal


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Facultative Ponds

  • Other Types of Ponds

  • Pathogen Removal by Oxidation Ponds

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions

  • Further Reading