Correlation of biofouling with the bio-cake architecture in an MBR

C. H. Lee, Pyungkyu Park, W. N. Lee, B. K. Hwang, S. H. Hong, K. M. Yeon, H. S. Oh, I. S. Chang

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The experimental or theoretical method that can visualize or quantify the architecture of bio-cake formed on the surface of membrane is of great interest in understanding biofouling mechanisms, also controlling biofouling in a membrane bioreactor (MBR). This paper summarizes the methods for determining the porosity of bio-cake experimentally or theoretically and also correlates the bio-cake architecture with membrane filterability in a submerged MBR under various operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 31


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Lee, C. H., Park, P., Lee, W. N., Hwang, B. K., Hong, S. H., Yeon, K. M., Oh, H. S., & Chang, I. S. (2008). Correlation of biofouling with the bio-cake architecture in an MBR. Desalination, 231(1-3), 115-123.