Applied Microbiology (Water Treatment, Pollution Control)

The Department of Applied Microbiology offers microbiological consulting services to government, industry, educational institutions, and consultants. Our services are focused on water treatment and disinfection, pollution control, and waste management. The Avalon Institute can provide problem assessment based on available information, on-site and laboratory analytical work, and development of treatment strategies.


  • Analyses of microbiological composition of activated sludge for biologic nutrient removal (BNR) wastewater treatment plants.
  • Assessment of microbiological composition of well water.
  • Assessment of microbiological composition of surface water.