Studies on the effect of concentration of a self-inhibitory substrate on biofilm reaction rate under co-diffusion and counter diffusion configurations

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dc.contributor.author Syron, Eoin
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Casey, Eoin
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-15T12:36:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-15T12:36:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V. en
dc.date.issued 2009-06-15
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Membrane Science en
dc.identifier.issn 0376-7388
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2758
dc.description.abstract A simple mathematical model was developed to investigate the utilization rate of a self-inhibitory substrate in idealised biofilm reactors operating with either counter-diffusion or co-diffusion of oxygen and phenol. This study has implications for the development of membrane-supported biofilm technologies, such as the membrane-aerated biofilm reactor. An unsteady-state formulation of the model was used to investigate the effect of shock loads of phenol on biofilm performance. It was found that the counter-diffusion configuration may be advantageous under high phenol concentrations provided the biofilm thickness is above a critical value. The performance advantage of the counter-diffusion configuration is gained by the presence of an oxygen depleted layer, adjacent to the liquid–biofilm interface which acts as a diffusive barrier to phenol transport to the region of respiratory activity. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Biofilm en
dc.subject Phenol en
dc.subject Aeration en
dc.subject Membrane en
dc.subject Model en
dc.subject Shock load en
dc.subject Inhibition en
dc.subject.lcsh Biofilms en
dc.subject.lcsh Phenol en
dc.subject.lcsh Bioreactors en
dc.subject.lcsh Membranes (Technology) en
dc.title Studies on the effect of concentration of a self-inhibitory substrate on biofilm reaction rate under co-diffusion and counter diffusion configurations en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2009.02.038 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 335 en
dc.identifier.issue 1-2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 76 en
dc.identifier.endpage 82 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.memsci.2009.02.038
dc.neeo.contributor Syron|Eoin|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Kelly|Hugh|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Casey|Eoin|aut| en


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