Using two different substrates, glucose and a mixture of volatile fatty acids, the influence of the types of bacteria on the appearance of microbiological clogging in anaerobic filters was studied. The clogging was detected by lithium tracings and head-loss profiles. The composition of the biofilm and the electron-microscopy were used to illustrate the phenomenon. The clogging is due to polysaccharides secreted by acidogenic bacteria.
The Influence of the Carbon Source on Microbiological Clogging in an Anaerobic Filter
F. Ehlinger, J. M. Audic, D. Verrier, G. M. Faup; The Influence of the Carbon Source on Microbiological Clogging in an Anaerobic Filter. Water Sci Technol 1 January 1987; 19 (1-2): 261–273. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1987.0207
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