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Biofilm Reduction of Oxidized Contaminants

Abstract The overall goal of this dissertation is to advance understanding of biofilm reduction of oxidized contaminants in water and wastewater. Chapter 1 introduces the fundamentals of biological reduction of three oxidized contaminants (nitrate, perchlorate, and trichloriethene (TCE)) using two biofilm processes (hydrogen-based membrane biofilm reactors (MBfR) and packed-bed heterotrophic reactors (PBHR)), and it identifies the research objectives. Chapters 2 through 6 focus on nitrate removal using the MBfR and PBHR, while chapters 7 through 10 investigate simultaneous reduction of nitrate and another oxidized compound (perchlorate, sulfate, or TCE) in the MBfR. Chapter 11 summarizes the major findings of this research. Chapters 2 and 3 demonstr... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Tang, Youneng (Author) / Rittmann, Bruce E (Advisor) / Westerhoff, Paul (Committee member) / Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa (Committee member) / Halden, Rolf (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Environmental science / Biofilm model / membrane biofilm reactor / nitrate / perchlorate / sulfate / trichloriethene
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 286 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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