18. Toxicity Testing in Wastewater Treatment Plants Using Microorganisms

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch18

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) Toxicity Testing in Wastewater Treatment Plants Using Microorganisms, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch18

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



  • toxicity testing in wastewater treatment plants - using microorganisms;
  • chemical toxicants, diminishing quality - toxic wastewater effluents threatening aquatic organisms in receiving waters;
  • microbial toxicity assay applications - in wastewater treatment plants, four categories


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Impact of Toxicants on Wastewater Treatment

  • Toxicity Assays Using Enzymes and Microorganisms

  • Some Applications of Small - Scale Biotests and Ecotoxicogenomics to Toxicity Assessment in Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions

  • Further Reading