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dc.contributor.advisorHong, Pei-Ying
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Hong
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-16T12:29:32Z
dc.date.available2016-08-01T00:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-61890
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/567034
dc.description.abstractBiofouling impedes the performance of membrane bioreactors. In this study, we investigated the antifouling effects of polysulfone membranes that were modified by 1,2,3-triazole and palladium nanoparticles. The membranes to be tested were embedded within a drip flow biofilm reactor, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 was inoculated and allowed to establish biofilm on the tested membranes. It was found that 1,2,3-triazole and palladium nanoparticles can inhibit the bacterial growth in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The decrease in bacterial growth was observed along with a decrease in the amount of total polysaccharide and Pel polysaccharide within the biofilm matrix but not the protein content.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectPolysulfone
dc.subject1,2,3-triazole
dc.subjectPdNPs
dc.subjectantifouling
dc.titleAntibiofilm effect enhanced by modification of 1,2,3-triazole and palladium nanoparticles on polysulfone membranes
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.rights.embargodate2016-08-01
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.contributor.committeememberWang, Peng
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
dc.rights.accessrightsAt the time of archiving, the student author of this thesis opted to temporarily restrict access to it. The full text of this thesis became available to the public after the expiration of the embargo on 2016-08-01.
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