This study investigates the biofouling behavior of FO membranes, the underlying mechanisms, and the development of anti-biofouling FO membranes by surface modification. The research involves three major tasks as listed below. The first task is to evaluate the resistance of different membrane materials to bacterial adhesion. A direct observation system is used to monitor the initial bacteria deposition/attachment/detachment onto/from membrane surfaces.
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- Yaolin Liu
- The George Washington University
- AMTA/SEDA AMTA Annual and SEDA Annual, Miami Beach, FL
- AMTA/SEDA Annual Conference
- Forward Osmosis (FO). Membrane Fouling, Biofouling