Biofouling of membranes in microbial electrochemical technologies: Causes, characterization methods and mitigation strategies

László Koók, Péter Bakonyi, Falk Harnisch, Jörg Kretzschmar, Kyu Jung Chae, Guangyin Zhen, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Tamás Rózsenberszki, Gábor Tóth, Nándor Nemestóthy, Katalin Bélafi-Bakó

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Abstract

The scope of the review is to discuss the current state of knowledge and lessons learned on biofouling of membrane separators being used for microbial electrochemical technologies (MET). It is illustrated what crucial membrane features have to be considered and how these affect the MET performance, paying particular attention to membrane biofouling. The complexity of the phenomena was demonstrated and thereby, it is shown that membrane qualities related to its surface and inherent material features significantly influence (and can be influenced by) the biofouling process. Applicable methods for assessment of membrane biofouling are highlighted, followed by the detailed literature evaluation. Finally, an outlook on e.g. possible mitigation strategies for membrane biofouling in MET is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-338
Number of pages12
JournalBioresource technology
Volume279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The “GINOP-2.3.2-15 – Excellence of strategic R + D workshops (Development of modular, mobile water treatment systems and waste water treatment technologies based on University of Pannonia to enhance growing dynamic export of Hungary (2016–2020))” is thanked for supporting this work. The János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is acknowledged for supporting this work. László Koók was supported by the ÚNKP-18-3 “New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities”. Falk Harnisch acknowledges support by the BMBF (Research Award “Next generation biotechnological Processes—Biotechnology 2020+”) and the Helmholtz-Association (Young Investigators Group). This work was supported by the Helmholtz-Association within the Research Programme Renewable Energies. Joerg Kretzschmar acknowledges funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (funding program biomass energy use, funding code 03KB115).

Funding Information:
The “GINOP-2.3.2-15 – Excellence of strategic R + D workshops (Development of modular, mobile water treatment systems and waste water treatment technologies based on University of Pannonia to enhance growing dynamic export of Hungary (2016–2020))” is thanked for supporting this work. The János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is acknowledged for supporting this work. László Koók was supported by the ÚNKP-18-3 “New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities”. Falk Harnisch acknowledges support by the BMBF (Research Award “Next generation biotechnological Processes—Biotechnology 2020+”) and the Helmholtz-Association (Young Investigators Group). This work was supported by the Helmholtz-Association within the Research Programme Renewable Energies. Joerg Kretzschmar acknowledges funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (funding program biomass energy use, funding code 03KB115 ).

Funding Information:
The ?GINOP-2.3.2-15 ? Excellence of strategic R?+?D workshops (Development of modular, mobile water treatment systems and waste water treatment technologies based on University of Pannonia to enhance growing dynamic export of Hungary (2016?2020))? is thanked for supporting this work. The J?nos Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is acknowledged for supporting this work. L?szl? Ko?k was supported by the ?NKP-18-3 ?New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities?. Falk Harnisch acknowledges support by the BMBF (Research Award ?Next generation biotechnological Processes?Biotechnology 2020+?) and the Helmholtz-Association (Young Investigators Group). This work was supported by the Helmholtz-Association within the Research Programme Renewable Energies. Joerg Kretzschmar acknowledges funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (funding program biomass energy use, funding code 03KB115).

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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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