Friday 3 September 09:45 > 10:00

Monitoring the algae biomass growth developed on hollow fiber membrane bioreactor

Mr. Andres Felipe Novoa Dr. Fortunato Luca
Session: 24(V) Water and wastewater treatment and reuse
CEST ID: 664 ROOM: VR2 Paper Presentation

This work focuses on using non-destructive imaging techniques to monitor in-situ the formation of algae biomass on hollow fiber membrane bioreactor treating wastewater. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) was employed to acquire cross-sectional scans of the algae growth in real-time under continuous operation. The proposed approach allowed evaluating in real-time the impact of the biomass on the bioreactor performance in terms of TMP increase and permeate quality.