Project

Abatement of membrane fouling caused by transparent exopolymer particle (TEP) with nanopaticles.

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
nanoparticles biodegradation membrane fouling membrane filtration transparent exopolymer particles
 
Project description

Membrane fouling is a big problem in membrane-based wastewater treatment. On of the causes of this phenomenon is micro-organisms and the sticky transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) which they shed. This research has to elaboratte the importance of TEP is waste and surface water and the influence on membrane fouling. Different pathways will be followed in order to prevent fouling caused by TEP.