CONTENTS:- 1. Bacterial Metabolism in Wastewater Treatment systems 2. industrial Wastewater Sources and Treatment Strategies 3. Activated Sludge Process 4. Modeling of Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Processes 5. High-rate Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment 6. Modeling of Biogas Reactors 7. Aerobic Degradation of Recalcitrant Organic Compounds by Microorganisms 8. Principles of Anaerobic Degradation of Organic Compounds 9. Soil Remediation and Disposal 10. Bioremediation by the Heat Technique 11. Bioreactors
Biological degradation of recent biomass and of organic chemicals during solid waste or wastewater treatment proceeds either in the presence of molecular oxygen by respiration, under anoxic conditions by denitrification, or under anaerobic conditions by methanogenesis or sulfidogenesis.