15. Biological Aerosols and Bio-Odors from Wastewater Treatment Plants

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch15

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) Biological Aerosols and Bio-Odors from Wastewater Treatment Plants, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch15

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



  • biological aerosols and bio-odors - from wastewater treatment plants;
  • bio-odors by wastewater treatment plants - microbiological aspects;
  • factors controlling biological aerosol survival


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defense Mechanisms of Respiratory System Against Airborne Particles

  • Sampling of Biological Aerosols

  • Factors Controlling the Survival of Biological Aerosols

  • Predictive Models for Estimating Downwind Levels of Airborne Microorganisms

  • Production of Biological Aerosols by Wastewater Treatment Operations

  • Health Hazards of Biological Aerosols Generated by Waste Treatment Operations

  • Microbiological Aspects of Bio-Odors Generated by Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions

  • Further Reading