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Characterization of bio fouling in membrane bioreactor


M. I., Aida Isma and Idris, Azni and Omar, Rozita and Hassan, Mohd Ali and Zakaria, Mohamad Pauzi (2016) Characterization of bio fouling in membrane bioreactor. International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology, 2. pp. 197-201. ISSN 2321–8991; ESSN: 2321-9009


Biofouling that formed in membrane bioreactor impacted the performance of membrane bioreactor. This study investigates the impact of biofouling in terms of the concentration of soluble microbial product on the characteristics and the fouling potential of lab scale membrane bioreactor. The performance of membrane bioreactor reduced significantly with reduction in the initial flux, and dramatic transformation in surface morphology and roughness occurred. The small size of residual organic substances further facilitates membrane fouling by pore blockage. It can be concluded that SMP influence fouling under certain condition of membrane bioreactor.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Publisher: Institute of Research and Journals (IRAJ)
Keywords: Biofouling; Membrane bioreactor; Soluble microbial product; Wastewater
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 08:28
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 08:28
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55262
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