16. Pollution Control Biotechnology

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch16

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) Pollution Control Biotechnology, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch16

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



  • wastewater treatment biotechnology - and pollution control biotechnology;
  • role of microorganisms - in metal removal in wastewater treatment plants;
  • major applications of molecular techniques - xenobiotic biodegradation and rapid detection of pathogens and parasites in wastewater effluents


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Use of Commercial Blends of Microorganisms and Enzymes in Wastewater Treatment

  • Use of Immobilized Cells in Waste Treatment

  • Role of Microorganisms in Metal Removal in Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Potential Application of Molecular Techniques in Wastewater Treatment

  • Membranes in Wastewater Treatment

  • Potential Nanotechnology Applications in Water and Wastewater Treatment

  • Bioelectrochemical Wastewater Treatment

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions

  • Further Reading