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Colonization of Microbial Biofilms in Pipeline of Water Reuse
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  • Journal title : Environmental Engineering Research
  • Volume 19, Issue 3,  2014, pp.275-281
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Engineering
  • DOI : 10.4491/eer.2014.S1.005
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Colonization of Microbial Biofilms in Pipeline of Water Reuse
Kumjaroen, Teratchara; Chiemchaisri, Wilai; Chiemchaisri, Chart;
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Aim of this study was to investigate biofilms attached in pipeline of water reuse from the MBR system treating sewage without chlorination in correlation to the outflow water quality. Two general pipe materials: polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE) were employed in the experiment. The peak growths were found at week 4 in both pipes. The maximum biofilms in PE pipe was with the growth rate of which was significant higher than that of PVC pipe. Biofilms examined by PCR-DGGE technique revealed five bacterial species in PE biofilms namely Sinorhizobium medicae WSM419, Sinorhizobium fredii NGR234, Geobacter sp. M18, Parachlamydia acanthamoebae UV-7, and Mycobacterium chubuense NBB4. The VSS concentrations in outflow had directly correlated to the biofilm attachment and detachment. High COD concentrations of outflow appeared during biofilm detaching phase. In summary, water quality of reuse water corresponded to the biofilms attachment and detachment in the pipeline.
Biofilms;Water reuse;Domestic wastewater;Pipe;Membrane bioreactor;
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