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French Equivalent: Technique d’epuration biologique

Biological treatment technology refers to waste-water treatment employing aerobic and anaerobic micro-organisms that results in decanted effluents and separate sludge containing microbial mass together with pollutants.

Biological treatment processes are also used in combination or in conjunction with mechanical and advanced unit operations.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Advanced treatment technology (waste water)
Mechanical treatment technology

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003