importance of aquatic micro-organisms for the water treatment specialist

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The following section provides information on the main problems posed by aquatic organisms, grouped according to the role they play in drinking water on the one hand ( micro-organisms for which freshwater is their natural habitat and pathogenic micro-organisms) and in waters that have be purified after use on the other (biomass used in wastewater purification). In each case, the basic principles applicable to their identification will also be given.

The methods involved in their positive action will be examined in the various chapters devoted in full or in part to biological treatment (in particular fundamental biological engineering processes applicable to water treatment, biological processes, methane fermentation, liquid sludge treatment, drinking water treatment, treating municipal wastewater and industrial processes and effluent treatment).

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