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dc.contributor.authorLewandowski, Zbigniew
dc.contributor.authorBeyenal, Haluk
dc.contributor.authorStookey, D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T18:29:33Z
dc.date.available2017-07-13T18:29:33Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.identifier.citationLewandowski Z, Beyenal H, Myers J, Stookey D, "The effect of detachment on biofilm structure and activity: the oscillating pattern of biofilm accumulation," Wat Sci Tech 2007 55(8-9):429-436en_US
dc.identifier.issn0273-1223
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/13258
dc.description.abstractIn our previous papers we have demonstrated that biofilm structure never reaches a steady state in biofilm reactors; in this paper we link this fact to biofilm detachment and to the oscillating pattern of biofilm accumulation. In one respect reactors supporting suspended microbial growth and reactors supporting attached microbial growth (biofilms) are similar: in both the biomass accumulates in the reactor and is disposed of with the effluent. However, while in reactors with suspended microbial growth biomass accumulation and disposal occur simultaneously, in biofilm reactors these two processes are separated in time. Biomass accumulation in biofilm reactors shows a distinct pattern composed of three phases: (1) growth, (2) detachment, (3) regrowth. Despite this distinct pattern of biofilm accumulation observed at the microscale, biofilm reactors do reach a steady state of substrate removal.en_US
dc.titleThe effect of detachment on biofilm structure and activity: the oscillating pattern of biofilm accumulationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage429en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage436en_US
mus.citation.issue8-9en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleWater Science & Technologyen_US
mus.citation.volume55en_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.2166/wst.2007.287en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.data.thumbpage6en_US


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