Correlation of biofouling with the bio-cake architecture in an MBR

C. H. Lee, P. K. Park, W. N. Lee, B. K. Hwang, S. H. Hong, K. M. Yeon, H. S. Oh, I. S. Chang

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The experimental or theoretical method that can visualize or quantify the architecture of bio-cake formed on the surface of membrane is of great interest in understanding biofouling mechanisms, also controlling biofouling in a membrane bioreactor (MBR). This paper summarizes the methods for determining the porosity of bio-cake experimentally or theoretically and also correlates the bio-cake architecture with membrane filterability in a submerged MBR under various operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 31

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Funding Information:
This was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the government (MOST) (No. RoA-2007-000-20073-0). The authors thank the National Instrumentation Center for Environment Management (NICEM) for the use of the confocal laser scanning microscope system.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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