biofilm technology Articles

  • The expanded Bed Biofilm reactor (EBBR) – an innovative Biofilm approach for tertiary nitrification

    ABSTRACT The expanded bed biofilm reactor (EBBR) was developed by Advanced Bioprocess Development Ltd. (ABD) to provide a compact tertiary nitrification process. In terms of performance, the EBBR can meet an NH3-N discharge of less than 1 mg/L at high volumetric loading rates (1.0 kg NH3-N/m3 expanded bed /day). This high rate results from a predominance of nitrifying bacteria immobilized as ...

  • Biofilm Control for Industrial Waters

    Industrial operations can face a number of serious problems due to bacterial Biofilms growing in process water systems and cooling tower waters. Biofilm-induced corrosion, mechanical blockages and impedance of heat transfer processes result in huge monetary losses each year. In engineered systems, additional risks of biofilm-mediated contamination include negative public health consequences and ...

  • BioSense a Biofilm Monitor and Controller

    Abstract Biofilms (slime) can form on virtually every nonshedding surface, in a nonsterile aqueous environment i.e. anywhere where a water source is present; such as cooling/heating systems, swimming areas and in drinking water purification. These Biofilms can cause a myriad of problems including; harbouring harmful bacteria such as Legionella, inducing corrosion, and reducing ...


    By Sensara, SL

  • Ultrasound technology in water treatment: Algae control and reduction of biofilm formation

    Recent research projects have underlined the potential of ultrasound as a chemical free treatment in water-related applications. This article reviews the use of ultrasound produced by the LG Sonic technology, with a focus on wastewater, irrigation and aquaculture applications. Sound Sound can be described as mechanical energy transmitted by pressure waves in a material medium. Thus, sound can ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Biofilm Enables Streamlining of Wastewater Treatment

    Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification means wastewater treatment can take place in a single tank A membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) is a revolutionary wastewater treatment and reuse solution that cuts the energy requirements of the aeration cycle by as ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Ultrasonic technology in cooling towers

    Ultrasound technology is an effective and environmentally friendly method to minimise chemical consumption and improve the efficiency of a cooling tower, says Ander Paz Blazquez. Low-intensity ultrasound has been used for more than a decade in order to control algae and biofilm growth. Latest innovations have concluded that effective algae control is achieved through the use Ultrasound ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Toxicity and biofilm-based selection for methyl tert-butyl ether bioremediation technology

    Extractive membrane biofilm reactor (EMBFR) technology offers productive solutions for volatile and semi-volatile compound removal from water bodies. In this study, the bacterial strains Paenibacillus etheri SH7T (CECT 8558), Agrobacterium sp. MS2 (CECT 8557) and Rhodococcus ruber strains A5 (CECT 8556), EE6 (CECT 8612) and EE1 (CECT 8555), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of the combination of aeration and biofilm technology on transformation of nitrogen in black-odor river

    Excess nitrogen in urban river networks leading to eutrophication has become one of the most urgent environmental problems. Combinations of different aeration and biofilm techniques was designed to remove nitrogen from rivers. In laboratory water tank simulation experiments, we assessed the removal efficiency of nitrogen in both the overlying water and sediments by using the combination of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of ultrasound technology for the disinfection of process water and the prevention of biofilm formation in a pilot plant

    In this study, we investigated the use of ultrasound for the disinfection of process water as an alternative for more traditional techniques, like chlorination and UV-irradiation. A pilot plant was constructed to mimic circulating process water in industrial environments. The disinfection efficiency of ultrasound was assessed and compared to UV-treatment and chlorination. In addition, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removing biofilm from membranes – a practical approach

    Abstract Within the lifetime of most reverse osmosis (RO) systems some fouling will adversely affect membrane performance.One of the major foulants identified on lead membranes during a decade of membrane autopsy at the Genesys Membrane laboratory is biological fouling (biofouling). All raw water sources contain microorganisms such as algae, bacteria and fungi. They also contain ...

  • Stable and reliable ANAMMOX process provided by Mutag BioChip 25™ biofilm technology

    Since the demand for the so-called “ANAMMOX process” (ANaerobic AMMonium OXidation) is steadily growing within the sector of biological treatment of wastewater and sewage, a new and effective solution for maintaining the process stability is urgently required. A suchlike solution can be realized by means of a special biofilm carrier-based ...


    By Multi Umwelttechnologie AG

  • From biofilm ecology to reactors: a focused review

    Biofilms are complex biostructures that appear on all surfaces that are regularly in contact with water. They are structurally complex, dynamic systems with attributes of primordial multicellular organisms and multifaceted ecosystems. The presence of biofilms may have a negative impact on the performance of various systems, but they can also be used beneficially for the treatment of water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Q&A on Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) with Fluence

    Uriel Klar, Business Analyst at Fluence Corporation, explains the MABR technology and its applications.  Please describe the MABR technology  Membrane Aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) is a biological wastewater treatment process that utilizes passive aeration through oxygen-permeable membranes. The MABR aeration process is the most efficient oxygen delivery ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Biofilm control strategies in industrial processing waters

    Bacterial biofilms cause a number of serious problems for industrial fluid processing operations. Mechanical blockages, impedance of heat transfer processes and microbially induced corrosion result in billions of dollars of losses each year. In engineered systems, such as cooling water systems, food processing, and other industrial applications possible risk to public health and product spoilage ...

  • Nature inspires a better way to block biofilms

    In many industries where equipment comes in contact with water, including those that rely on water treatment membranes, equipment fouling is a huge problem. Biofilm fouling occurs when living organisms — including bacteria, algae, and even mollusks — become attached to boat hulls, harbor structures, and other equipment. The resulting damage can be costly. Coatings and other chemical ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Technologies - Hybrid (MBMR)

    Moving Bed Membrane Reactor (MBMR) The MBMR process technique is a new advanced treatment ...


    By DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A.

  • How Does the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Work?

    Aerobic digestion and nitrification-denitrification work together thanks to an innovative membrane system ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • The role of innovative technologies in achieving energy-neutral wastewater treatment

    A new flowsheet is proposed to achieve energy-neutral wastewater treatment (even better, electricity-neutral) while removing nitrogen using the proven nitrification-denitrification metabolic pathway. It is compatible with solid-liquid separation by conventional clarification or membrane filtration. The new flowsheet is based on a hybrid membrane-aerated biofilm reactor process which uses ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofilm carriers / MBBR carrier media and their respective diffusion depth

    Within the biological wastewater treatment sector, it can increasingly be observed that biofilm carriers are applied in so-called Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR). Thereby, the MBBR process is not only used to great success for the purification of domestic sewage but also in the sector of industrial wastewater and aquaculture systems. The availability of high-performance ...


    By Multi Umwelttechnologie AG

  • Establishing Biofilm Control Strategies for Drinking Water Systems

    In last month’s AWWA Opflow magazine, several authors came together to publish an article entitled ‘Biofilm Control – Develop an Effective Strategy to Preserve Quality, Ensure Compliance’.  To access this article, visit AWWA’s website (http://www.awwa.org/publications/opflow.aspx).  The authors summarize ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

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