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Microbiology-based Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment


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What you'll learn:

Microorganisms are an essential part of the environment that can be used to improve the sustainability of our society. Not only is it important that the human population form partnerships with these microorganisms, but also in return of their services, humans provide microorganisms with a really good quality of life. In this course you will learn how microorganisms work to benefit human populations and how microbiology-based technologies are used to remove harmful contaminants from our water supply.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course learners will be able to identify microbiology-based technologies used to remove harmful contaminants from water.

Who this course is for:

Water Industry and Sustainability leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts of water conservation, sanitation, and management.

What you'll receive:

Course Completion Certificate.

About the instructor

Bruce Rittmann, Regents' Professor

Regents' Professor Bruce Rittmann is the director of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology and professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Build Environment in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. He is an international leader in the use of microbial communities to provide services to society. Those services include pollution clean up, treatment of water and wastewater, capture of renewable energy, and directly improving human health.

Professor Rittmann was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a recipient of the Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Water Science and Technology, a winner of the Huber Research Prize from ASCE, and one of the world's most highly cited researchers, according to ISI.