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Tannic acid treatment to deter microbial biofouling in flow cell system and on RO membrane in drip flow reactor

Muhammad Faisal, Siddiqui and Winters, Harvey and Farhana, Maqbool and Qayyum, Sadia and Singh, Lakhveer and Ullah, Ihsan and Rahman, Zia Ur and Fazal, Adnan and Rehman, Abdul (2019) Tannic acid treatment to deter microbial biofouling in flow cell system and on RO membrane in drip flow reactor. Desalination and Water Treatment, 171. pp. 62-66. ISSN 1944-3994

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Abstract

Membrane biofouling is a major obstacle, which considerably affects membrane performance and shortens membrane life span. In the present study, the biofouling prevention potential of the tannic acid (TA) was tested on single and mixed species culture under flow conditions in flow cell and on reverse osmosis (RO) membrane in drip flow reactor (DFR). Confocal laser scanning microscopy was used to acquire three dimensional (3D) images of biofilm samples and biofilm biovolume (μm3 ) was calculated via IMARIS software. The continuous dosing of TA at 20 mg/L to a flow cell led to a 98.2% (P < 0.05) biofilm reduction by PAO1 and 84.6% (P < 0.05) by a multispecies culture isolated from an industrial RO membrane. Furthermore, the continuous addition of TA to DFR led to 96.6% (P < 0.05) biofilm reduction by PAO1 and 98.9% (P < 0.05) by multispecies species, which further indicated the anti-biofouling effect of TA on RO membrane. These results suggest that TA can be a potential agent for the control of RO biofouling.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofouling; Tannic acid; Biofilm; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; RO multispecies
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2020 02:56
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 02:56
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/27737
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