Understanding Biofouling in Membrane Bioreactor Systems for Water Reclamation and Reuse

Understanding Biofouling in Membrane Bioreactor Systems for Water Reclamation and Reuse

July 26, 2017

Address

727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85287

Location

Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

Date and Time

August 7, 2017, 3:00 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Presented by TorOve Leiknes, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Engineering, Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Water Desalination and Reuse Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

To meet the demands that increasing population will bring, we need to change our current water management practices and review nonconventional water-source options. Wastewater reclamation for urban agriculture is certainly worth pursuing. Membrane bioreactor systems have become a widely used advanced wastewater treatment process, particularly where there is a need for water reclamation and reuse. However, biofouling remains a key operational challenge. Leiknes will share a customized MBR system that uses optical coherence tomography imaging to investigate and develop in-situ noninvasive real-time monitoring

Host: Rolf Halden, Ph.D., Director, Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering