Chapter 2. Bacterial Metabolism in Wastewater Treatment Systems

  1. Prof. Dr. H.-J. Rehm2 and
  2. Dr. G. Reed3
  1. Claudia Gallert and
  2. Josef Winter

Published Online: 7 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch2l

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gallert, C. and Winter, J. (2001) Bacterial Metabolism in Wastewater Treatment Systems, in Biotechnology Set, Second Edition (eds H.-J. Rehm and G. Reed), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch2l

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut für Mikrobiologie, Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 3, D-4400 Münster

  2. 3

    2131 N. Summit Ave., Apartment #304, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1347, USA

Author Information

  1. Karlsruhe, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 MAY 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527257621

Online ISBN: 9783527620999



  • legislation;
  • industrialized;
  • metabolism;
  • aerobic treatment;
  • trickling


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Decomposition of Organic Carbon Compounds in Natural and Man-Made Ecosystems

  • Nitrogen Removal During Wastewater Treatment

  • Biological Phosphate Removal

  • Biological Removal, Biotransformation, and Biosorption of Metal Ions from Contaminated Wastewater

  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Degradation of Xenobiotic Substances

  • Bioaugmentation in Wastewater Treatment Plants for the Degradation of Xenobiotics

  • References