Biological Concepts for Environmental Control

  • Mary Lou Bungay
  • Henry R. Bungay
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 3)


Breakdown of organic wastes by normal cellular processes is often an effective and economic treatment. This chapter will introduce certain concepts from biochemistry and biology that are fundamental to biological waste treatment. Specific treatment processes will be covered in subsequent chapters.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Fruiting Body Biochemical Oxygen Demand Pyruvic Acid Citric Acid Cycle 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Suggested Readings

  1. C. J. Alexopolis, Introductory Mycology. Wiley, New York. 1962.Google Scholar
  2. T. D. Brock. Principles of Microbial Ecology. Prentice-Hall, tingle wood Cliffs. NJ. 1966.Google Scholar
  3. W. Burrows. Textbook of Modern Microbiology, 3rd ed.. Saunders. Philadelphia. 1973.Google Scholar
  4. E. D.P. DeRobertis, W. W. Nowinski. and F. A. Saez. General Cytology. 6th ed., Saunders, Philadelphia, 1975.Google Scholar
  5. H. A. Hawkes. Ecology of Waste Water Treatment. Macmillan. New York. 1963.Google Scholar
  6. T. L. Jahn and F. F. Jahn. How to Know the Protozoa. Brown. Dubuque. Iowa, 1949.Google Scholar
  7. P. Karlson, Introduction to Modern Biochemistry. Academic Press. NY. 1975.Google Scholar
  8. W. T. Kceton, Biological Sciences. 2nd ed., Horton. NY, 1972.Google Scholar
  9. RR. Kudo, Protozoology. 5th ed.. Thomas. Springfield. Illinois. 1971.Google Scholar
  10. H. R. Mahler and E. H. CordesBiological Chemistry. Harper & Row. New York. 1971.Google Scholar
  11. E. P. Odum. Fundamentals of Ecology. 3rd ed.. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1971.Google Scholar
  12. MJ. Pelczar and RD. Reid, Microbiology. 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, NY. 1972.Google Scholar
  13. G. W. Prescott. How to Know the Fresh Water Algae, Brown. Dubuque. Iowa. 1970.Google Scholar
  14. L. V. Rich. Environmental Systems Engineering, McGraw-Hill. NY. 1973.Google Scholar
  15. C. N. Sawyer and P. L. McCarty. Chemistry for Environmental Engineering, 3rd ed.. McGraw-Hill. NY. 1978.Google Scholar
  16. C. P. Swanson. The Cell. 3rd ed.. Prentice-Hall, Englcwood Cliffs. NJ. 1969.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The HUMANA Press Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Lou Bungay
    • 1
  • Henry R. Bungay
    • 1
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Personalised recommendations