Modern scientific methods and their potential in wastewater science and technology

Wilderer, Peter A., Bungartz, Hans-Joachim, Lemmer, Hilde, Wagner, Michael, Keller, Jurg and Wuertz, Stefan (2002) Modern scientific methods and their potential in wastewater science and technology. Water Research, 36 2: 370-393. doi:10.1016/S0043-1354(01)00220-2

Author Wilderer, Peter A.
Bungartz, Hans-Joachim
Lemmer, Hilde
Wagner, Michael
Keller, Jurg
Wuertz, Stefan
Title Modern scientific methods and their potential in wastewater science and technology
Journal name Water Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0043-1354
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0043-1354(01)00220-2
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 370
End page 393
Total pages 24
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject C1
090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
Abstract Application of novel analytical and investigative methods such as fluorescence in situ hybridization, confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), microelectrodes and advanced numerical simulation has led to new insights into micro-and macroscopic processes in bioreactors. However, the question is still open whether or not these new findings and the subsequent gain of knowledge are of significant practical relevance and if so, where and how. To find suitable answers it is necessary for engineers to know what can be expected by applying these modern analytical tools. Similarly, scientists could benefit significantly from an intensive dialogue with engineers in order to find out about practical problems and conditions existing in wastewater treatment systems. In this paper, an attempt is made to help bridge the gap between science and engineering in biological wastewater treatment. We provide an overview of recently developed methods in microbiology and in mathematical modeling and numerical simulation. A questionnaire is presented which may help generate a platform from which further technical and scientific developments can be accomplished. Both the paper and the questionnaire are aimed at encouraging scientists and engineers to enter into an intensive, mutually beneficial dialogue. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Wastewater Treatment
Gene Probes
Nucleic Acid Fingerprinting
Mathematical Modeling
Numerical Simulation
Engineering, Environmental
Environmental Sciences
Water Resources
In-situ Detection
Gradient Gel-electrophoresis
Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation
Laser-scanning Microscopy
Activated-sludge Systems
Nitrospira-like Bacteria
Filamentous Bacteria
Biofilm Structure
Q-Index Code C1

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