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Physical, chemical and biological characterization of membrane fouling

Shon, H. K., Phuntsho, S., Vigneswaran, S., Kandasamy, J., Aryal, R. and Jegatheesan, V. 2011, Physical, chemical and biological characterization of membrane fouling. In Zhang, Tian C., Surampalli, Rao Y., Vigneswaran, Saravanamuthu, Tyagi, R. D., Ong, Say Leong and Kao, C. M. (ed), Membrane technology and environmental applications, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Va., pp.457-503.

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Title Physical, chemical and biological characterization of membrane fouling
Author(s) Shon, H. K.
Phuntsho, S.
Vigneswaran, S.
Kandasamy, J.
Aryal, R.
Jegatheesan, V.
Title of book Membrane technology and environmental applications
Editor(s) Zhang, Tian C.
Surampalli, Rao Y.
Vigneswaran, Saravanamuthu
Tyagi, R. D.
Ong, Say Leong
Kao, C. M.
Publication date 2011
Chapter number 16
Total chapters 23
Start page 457
End page 503
Total pages 47
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Place of Publication Reston, Va.
Summary In this chapter, advanced characterization of membrane fouling as a diagnostic tool has been summarized to prevent membrane fouling. Physical, chemical and biological analyses as membrane autopsies are mainly utilized to better understand membrane foulant. The physical characterization gives structure, roughness, charge effect, strength and hydrophobicity of membrane fouling. The chemical methods provide qualitative and quantitative measurements of different inorganic and organic matter. The biological properties present the spatial biofilm distribution, structure of dominant microorganisms and isolation and identification of microorganisms. In addition, detailed membrane foulant types are reviewed in terms of structure, roughness, hydrophobicity, charge effect, strength, calcium, magnesium, aluminum, iron, silicate, particle, functional group, biopolymer, humic acid, polysaccharide, structural composition, biofilm structure, microorganism and foulant interaction.
ISBN 0784476896
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category B2.1 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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Collection: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
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