Acta Biotechnol. volume 19, issue 3, P205-210 1999 DOI: 10.1002/abio.370190304 View full text
H.-J. Rehm

Abstract: The application of biotechnology in environmental processes is an enormous subject that could remain the topic of a university lecture course for many years. For this reason I wish to limit my lecture to a few examples and to attempt to sketch out particularly promising opportunities for future development. Biotechnological Waste Water TreatmentThe activated sludge technique, in which a sludge containing microorganisms degrades organic substances to carbon dioxide and water, has grown from the original oxidat…

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