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(Jan. 13) The Best Way for Energy Savings in MBR: Let Microorganisms Handle Their Business

Last updated :2017-01-10

Topic: The Best Way for Energy Savings in MBR: Let Microorganisms Handle Their Business
Speaker: Professor Chung-Hak Lee
(Senior Fellow of the International Water Association, Department of Chemical Technology, College of Engineering, Seoul National University)
Moderator: Prof. MENG Fangang
Time: 9:00-10:30 am, Friday, January 13, 2017
Venue: A206, Environment Building, Guangzhou East Campus, SYSU

Abstract:
The quorum quenching-MBR demonstrated significant suppression of biofouling, and thereby significant savings of the energy consumption and lengthening of the interval time between membrane cleanings in lab-scale MBRs. This talk will deal with the spherical and hollow cylinder quorum quenching medium biofouling mitigation potential in comparison with the control one (with no QQ-medium) in real wastewater fed MBR.

The research result showed that anti-fouling performance of QQ-media was confirmed in real wastewater fed pilot-scale MBR. This is noteworthy because previous studies on QQ-MBR dealt lab-scale MBRs consisting of only an aerobic membrane reactor. In addition, newly designed QQ medium, QQ-HC showed higher QQ activity compared to QQ-Bead due to its higher surface area at a given media volume.