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Microbial Biofilm Membranes for Water Remediation and Photobiocatalysis

Samantaray, PK and Madras, G and Bose, S (2019) Microbial Biofilm Membranes for Water Remediation and Photobiocatalysis. In: ACS Symposium Series, 1329 . pp. 321-351.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2019-1329.ch014


Biofilms are ubiquitous and the consequence of extracellular polysaccharide secretions by single or multiple microbial populations on an active surface. They are one of the major contributors to biofouling and membrane failure in current membrane-based separation processes. However, biofilm-based systems have also been recognized as aiding in remediation instead of hindering the performance via biosorption and biotransformation of pollutants present in water. This chapter highlights developments in engineered microbial-biofilms-based membrane reactors to bioremediate persistent contaminants like oxyanion species and heavy metal ions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: ACS Symposium Series
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the American Chemical Society.
Keywords: Bioreactors; Heavy metals; Metal ions; Water pollution, Extracellular polysaccharides; Membrane failure; Membrane reactor; Membrane-based separation process; Microbial biofilm; Microbial populations; Photobiocatalysis; Water remediation, Biofilms
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2022 06:46
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2022 06:46
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/78226

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