Capacity variation of polymer membranes in biological fouling with E. Coli cells

S. A. Tsarenko, V. M. Kochkodan, N. G. Potapchenko, V. N. Kosinova, V. V. Goncharuk

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The paper has studied the processes of the biological fouling of UPM-67, UAM-500, and PAN-20 polymer membranes in filtration through them of an E.coli suspension. The paper gives quantitative indicators of the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the membranes depending on a composition of the water being treated. A correlation between membrane capacity and the amount of the E. coli cells that adhered to their surface was conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Water Chemistry and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Water Science and Technology

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