Microorganisms are an important component of domestic wastewater treatment systems. In Professor Jason Tor’s Microbiology of Wastewater Treatment course, students are exploring the role of microbial activity and diversity in wastewater treatment in both conventional and constructed wetland systems, such as at the R.W. Kern Center. Students are applying their knowledge in laboratory exercises, assessing the activity of microorganisms in constructed wetlands. Students toured the R.W. Kern Center, where they spent a majority of their time in the basement discussing the greywater treatment system.
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