Biotreatment of Agricultural Wastewater is based on a symposium held in Lake Arrowhead, California in 1986, supported by a coalition of federal, state, and local agencies, and sponsored by the engineering firm of Swanson/Oswald Associates (Lafayette, California) and the research and development firms of Aquasearch, Inc. and EcoTechnology Corp. (La Jolla, California).
This book is a synopsis of topics covered by world renowned experts on the biology and aquaculture of algae and bacteria and on the engineering of industrial scale systems for biological wastewater treatment and economists that were gathered to evaluate historically proven systems and develop new and innovative approaches to the biological treatment of agriculture wastewater.
Subsurface Agricultural Drainage in California's San Joaquin Valley. Deciding on a Treatment Alternative. Current Options in Treatment of Agricultural Drainage Wastewater. Biotechnology in Environmental Engineering. Modern Biological Methods: The Role of Biotechnology. Bacterial Decontamination of Agricultural Wastewaters. Algae as Ideal Waste Removers: Biochemical Pathways. Algal Culture Systems. The Role of Microalgae in Removal of Selenate from Subsurface Tile Drainage. The Engineering of Microalgae Mass Cultures for Treatment of Agricultural Wastewater, with Special Emphasis on Selenium Removal from Drainage Waters. Is There an "Uncertainty Principle" in Microbial Waste Treatment? Biological Treatment: An Entrepreneurial Opportunity.
Reviews the state-of-the-art of biological treatment of agricultural wastewater
Stimulates the exchange of technical information
Assesses historically proven systems and new approaches
Promotes further development of technology