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Biofilm Systems III

ProceedingsOut of Print

Series: Water Science and Technology Series Volume: 36/1

By: P Harremoes

Pergamon Press

Paperback | May 1997 | #84642 | ISBN: 0080433022
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Biofilm reactors are a century-old technology but in recent years the design and operation of biofilm reactors have advanced from simple empirical approaches to sophisticated biotechnology and as such are under constant development. Basic research in the 1990s has increased significantly. Particular progress has been made in fundamental research using new scientific approaches, often transferred from other disciplines. Practical applications in water and wastewater treatment are on the increase as an alternative to activated sludge systems; knowledge of the performance of biofilm reactors and other biofilm systems are improving; the control of the processes in biofilms and the technology of biofilm reactor application are fit for full-scale application; novel processes have been introduced and examples of all these facets of biofilm systems are represented among the 39 papers selected for these proceedings.


Biofilm Structure and Properties. Biofilm morphology in porous media, a study with microscopic and image techniques (J.E. Paulsen et al. ). Floating Beds. Control of nitrification efficiency in a new biofilm reactor (V. Lazarova et al. ). Special Reactors. A novel biofilm-membrane reactor for ammonia oxidation at low concentrations (Y. Watanabe et al. ). Vapour Phase Reactors. Toluene removal in a biofilm reactor for waste gas treatment (A.R. Pedersen, E. Arvin). Nitrogen. Fluid bed biological nitrification and denitrification in high salinity wastewater (L.H.J. Vredenbregt et al. ). Effects of transient nutrient concentrations in tertiary biofilm reactors (M. Boller et al. ). Dechlorination. Studies on the dechlorination of tetrachloroethene to cis -1,2-dichloroethene by Dehalospirillum multivorans in biofilms (M. Eisenbeis et al. ). Special Compounds. Modelling of the growth of a methanotrophic biofilm (J.-P. Arcangeli, E. Arvin). Development of a membrane biofilm reactor for the degradation of chlorinated aromatics (K. Peys et al. ). Detachment. Characterization of suspended solids in/out airlift biofilm-reactors (R. Roessink, D.H. Eikelboom). Biofilm Control. Nitrifying biotower upsets due to snails and their control (G. Palsdottir, P.L. Bishop). Biofilm Kinetics. Structure and function of a nitrifying biofilm as determined by microelectrodes and fluorescent oligonucleotide probes (A. Schramm et al. ). Hydrolysis and degradation of filtrated organic particulates in a biofilm reactor under anoxic and aerobic conditions (K.F. Janning et al. ). Corrosion and Pipes. Electrochemical interactions of biofilms with metal surfaces (Z. Lewandowski et al. ). Mass Transfer. Mass transfer mechanism in biofilms under oscillatory flow conditions (H. Nagaoka).

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