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dc.contributor.authorQamar, Adnan
dc.contributor.authorFortunato, Luca
dc.contributor.authorLeiknes, TorOve
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T08:09:12Z
dc.date.available2017-10-03T08:09:12Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-31
dc.date.submitted2016-02-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625544
dc.description.abstractProvided herein is a universally applicable biofouling mitigation technology using acoustically excited encapsulated microbubbles that disrupt biofilm or biofilm formation. For example, a method of reducing biofilm formation or removing biofilm in a membrane filtration system is provided in which a feed solution comprising encapsulated microbubbles is provided to the membrane under conditions that allow the encapsulated microbubbles to embed in a biofilm. Sonication of the embedded, encapsulated microbubbles disrupts the biofilm. Thus, provided herein is a membrane filtration system for performing the methods and encapsulated microbubbles specifically selected for binding to extracellular polymeric substances (EFS) in a biofilm.
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.google.com/patents/WO2017145118A1
dc.relation.urlhttp://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=WO&NR=2017145118A1&KC=A1&FT=D
dc.titleAcoustically excited encapsulated microbubbles and mitigation of biofouling
dc.typePatent
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.description.statusPublished Application
dc.contributor.assigneeKing Abdullah University Of Science And Technology
dc.description.countryWorld Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
dc.identifier.applicationnumberWO 2017145118 A1
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T19:21:57Z


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