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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000052579

Using optical coherence tomography to quantify biofilm structure and mass transfer in combination with mathematical modeling

Li, Chunyan

Abstract:
The evolution of biofilm structure on the carriers used in moving bed biofilm reactor was investigated by means of optical coherence tomography and biofilm image analysis. A method was developed by combining biofilm imaging and mathematical modeling to study the mass transfer characteristics in the vicinity of biofilm surface. The method was further used to examine the effect of the deposition of organic particle at biofilm surface on the mass transfer from bulk liquid into biofilms.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Engler-Bunte-Institut (EBI)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-525795
KITopen ID: 1000052579
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Chemieingenieurwesen und Verfahrenstechnik (CIW)
Institut Engler-Bunte-Institut (EBI)
Prüfungsdaten 17.12.2015
Referent/Betreuer Prof. H. Horn
Schlagworte biofilm biofilm structure, optical coherence tomography, image analysis, mass transfer, mathematical model, particulate organic matter
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