Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
The Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology publishes the Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

2016 ; Vol.26-10: 1746~1754

AuthorSeonki Lee, Sang Hyun Lee, Kibaek Lee, Hyeokpil Kwon, Chang Hyun Nahm, Chung-Hak Lee, Pyung-Kyu Park, Kwang-Ho Choo, Jung-Kee Lee, Hyun-Suk Oh
Place of dutySchool of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
TitleEffect of the Shape and Size of Quorum-Quenching Media on Biofouling Control in Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment
PublicationInfo J. Microbiol. Biotechnol.2016 ; Vol.26-10
AbstractRecently, spherical beads entrapping quorum quenching (QQ) bacteria have been reported as effective moving QQ-media for biofouling control in MBRs for wastewater treatment owing to their combined effects of biological (i.e., quorum quenching) and physical washing. Taking into account both the mass transfer of signal molecules through the QQ-medium and collision efficiencies of the QQ-medium against the filtration membranes in a bioreactor, a cylindrical medium (QQ-cylinder) was developed as a new shape of moving QQ-medium. The QQcylinders were compared with previous QQ-beads in terms of the QQ activity and the physical washing effect under identical loading volumes of each medium in batch tests. It was found that the QQ activity of a QQ-medium was highly dependent on its specific surface area, regardless of the shape of the medium. In contrast, the physical washing effect of a QQmedium was greatly affected by its geometric structure. The enhanced anti-biofouling property of the QQ-cylinders relative to QQ-beads was confirmed in a continuous laboratoryscale MBR with a flat-sheet membrane module.
Full-Text
Supplemental Data
Key_wordMembrane bioreactor, Quorum sensing, Quorum quenching, Bead, Cylinder
References
  1. Cheong W-S, Lee C-H, Moon Y-H, Oh H-S, Kim S-R, Lee SH, et al. 2013. Isolation and identification of indigenous quorum quenching bacteria, Pseudomonas sp. 1A1, for biofouling control in MBR. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 52: 10554-10560.
    CrossRef
  2. Cheong WS, Kim SR, Oh HS, Lee SH, Yeon KM, Lee CH, Lee JK. 2014. Design of quorum quenching microbial vessel to enhance cell viability for biofouling control in membrane bioreactor. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 24: 97-105.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  3. Drews A. 2010. Membrane fouling in membrane bioreactors characterisation, contradictions, cause and cures. J. Membr. Sci. 363: 1-28.
    CrossRef
  4. Fuqua C, Winans SC. 1996. Conserved cis-acting promoter elements are required for density-dependent transcription of Agrobacterium tumefaciens conjugal transfer genes. J. Bacteriol. 178: 435-440.
    Pubmed CrossRef Pubmed Central
  5. Hai FI, Yamamoto K, Lee CH. 2013. Membrane Biological Reactors: Theory, Modeling, Design, Management and applications to Wastewater Reuse. IWA Publishing, London, UK.
  6. Hwang B-K, Lee W-N, Yeon K-M, Park P-K, Lee C-H, Chang I-S, et al. 2008. Correlating TMP increases with microbial characteristics in the bio-cake on the membrane surface in a membrane bioreactor. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:3963-3968.
    CrossRef
  7. Jahangir D, Oh H-S, Kim S-R, Park P-K, Lee C-H, Lee J-K. 2012. Specific location of encapsulated quorum quenching bacteria for biofouling control in an external submerged membrane bioreactor. J. Membr. Sci. 411: 130-136.
    CrossRef
  8. Judd S, Judd C. 2006. The M BR B ook: Principles a nd Applications of Membrane Bioreactors in Water and Wastewater Treatment. Butterworth-Heinemann, Burlington, MA.
  9. Köse-Mutlu B, Ergön-Can T, Koyuncu , Lee C-H. 2015. Quorum quenching MBR operations for biofouling control under different operation conditions and using different immobilization media. Desalination Water Treat. 57: 1-11.
  10. Keith LH. 1996. Compilation of EPA's Sampling and Analysis Methods. CRC Press, FL.
    CrossRef
  11. Khan R, Shen F, Khan K, Liu LX, Wu HH, Luo JQ, Wan YH. 2016. Biofouling control in a membrane filtration system by a newly isolated novel quorum quenching bacterium, Bacillus methylotrophicus sp. WY. RSC Adv. 6: 28895-28903.
    CrossRef
  12. Kim S-R, Lee K-B, Kim J-E, Won Y-J, Yeon K-M, Lee C-H, Lim D-J. 2015. Macroencapsulation of quorum quenching bacteria by polymeric membrane layer and its application to MBR for biofouling control. J. Membr. Sci. 473: 109-117.
    CrossRef
  13. Kim S-R, Oh H-S, Jo S-J, Yeon K-M, Lee C-H, Lim D-J, et al. 2013. Biofouling control with bead-entrapped quorum quenching bacteria in membrane bioreactors: physical and biological effects. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47: 836-842.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  14. Lee S, Park S-K, Kwon H, Lee SH, Lee K, Nahm CH, et al. 2016. Crossing the border between laboratory and field:bacterial quorum quenching for anti-biofouling strategy in an MBR. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50: 1788-1795.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  15. Maqbool T, Khan SJ, Waheed H, Lee C-H, Hashmi I, Iqbal H. 2015. Membrane biofouling retardation and improved sludge characteristics using quorum quenching bacteria in submerged membrane bioreactor. J. Membr. Sci. 483: 75-83.
    CrossRef
  16. Meng F, Chae S-R, Drews A, Kraume M, Shin H-S, Yang F. 2009. Recent advances in membrane bioreactors (MBRs):membrane fouling and membrane material. Water Res. 43:1489-1512.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  17. Oh H-S, Yeon K-M, Yang C-S, Kim S-R, Lee C-H, Park SY, et al. 2012. Control of membrane biofouling in MBR for wastewater treatment by quorum quenching bacteria encapsulated in microporous membrane. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46: 4877-4884.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  18. Oh HS, Kim SR, Cheong WS, Lee CH, Lee JK. 2013. Biofouling inhibition in MBR by Rhodococcus sp. BH4 isolated from real MBR plant. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 97:10223-10231.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  19. Skjetne P, Ross RF, Klingenberg DJ. 1997. Simulation of single fiber dynamics. J. Chem. Phys. 107: 2108-2121.
    CrossRef
  20. Wang G, Yu W, Zhou C. 2006. Optimization of the rod chain model to simulate the motions of a long flexible fiber in simple shear flows. Eur. J. Mech. B Fluids 25: 337-347.
    CrossRef
  21. Weerasekara NA, Choo KH, Lee CH. 2014. Hybridization of physical cleaning and quorum quenching to minimize membrane biofouling and energy consumption in a membrane bioreactor. Water Res. 67: 1-10.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  22. Welty JR, Wicks CE, Rorrer G, Wilson RE. 2009. Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer. John Wiley & Sons, NJ.
  23. Wu H, Song Z, Hentzer M, Andersen JB, Heydorn A, Mathee K, et al. 2000. Detection of N-acylhomoserine lactones in lung tissues of mice infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbiology 146: 2481-2493.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  24. Wu J, He C. 2012. Effect of cyclic aeration on fouling in submerged membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment. Water Res. 46: 3507-3515.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  25. Yeon K-M, Cheong W-S, Oh H-S, Lee W-N, Hwang B-K, Lee C-H, et al. 2009. Quorum sensing: a new biofouling control paradigm in a membrane bioreactor for advanced wastewater treatment. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43: 380-385.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  26. Yeon KM, Lee CH, Kim J. 2009. Magnetic enzyme carrier for effective biofouling control in the membrane bioreactor based on enzymatic quorum quenching. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43:7403-7409.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  27. Zsirai T, Buzatu P, Aerts P, Judd S. 2012. Efficacy of relaxation, backflushing, chemical cleaning and clogging removal for an immersed hollow fibre membrane bioreactor. Water Res. 46: 4499-4507.
    Pubmed CrossRef



Copyright © 2009 by the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology.
All right reserved. Mail to jmb@jmb.or.kr
Online ISSN: 1738-8872    Print ISSN: 1017-7825    Powered by INFOrang.co., Ltd