8. Introduction to Wastewater Treatment

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch8

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) Introduction to Wastewater Treatment, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch8

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 microbiology - and wastewater treatment;
  • domestic wastewater, of human and animal excreta - and gray water, from washing, bathing, and cooking;
  • COD, BOD5, and BOD5/COD ratios of selected wastewaters


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Composition of Domestic Wastewater

  • Overview of Wastewater Treatment

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions and Problems

  • Further Reading