Maintaining your education is important, especially in a career that demands licensing exams. Prove you’re an expert operator by answering this question and others from our Exam Study Guide Series. Take a look at this question on fixed film processes along with an explanation of the correct answer.
What is the name for the jelly like biomass made up of a large and diverse population of living organisms (such as bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae and worms) that adheres to the media of trickling filters?
A) Fecal coliforms
B) Endogenous residue
C) Zoogleal matter
D) Thermophilic jelly
The answer is C, zoogleal matter, which is a viscous slime that adheres to the media. Most of the population in this mass is aerobic organisms requiring oxygen to function properly.
Source: WEF MOP11 21-4
About the author
Ricky Lallish is the water pollution control program director at the Environmental Resources Training Center of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He provides training for entry level operators in the wastewater field and operators throughout the state looking to further their education.