Larissa Macedo Dos Santos

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This article presents a mathematical model of membrane-attached biofilm (MAB) behavior in a single-tube extractive membrane bioreactor (STEMB). MABs can be used for treatment of wastewaters containing VOCs, treatment of saline wastewaters, and nitrification processes. Extractive membrane bioreactors (EMBs) are employed to prevent the direct contact between(More)
This article reports a novel nondisruptive technique for measuring the thicknesses of membrane-attached biofilms in situ, using a single tube extractive membrane bioreactor (STEMB). The biodegradation of a toxic volatile organic compound (VOC) (1,2-dichloroethane [DCE]) by Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10 has been used as a model system to develop the(More)
Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an atomic emission spectroscopy technique for simple, direct and clean analysis, with great application potential in environmental sustainability studies. In a single LIBS spectrum it is possible to obtain qualitative information on the sample composition. However, quantitative analysis requires a reliable(More)
A novel technique has been used to determine the effective diffusion coefficients for 1,1,2-trichloroethane (TCE), a nonreacting tracer, in biofilms growing on the external surface of a silicone rubber membrane tube during degradation of 1,2-dichloroethane (DCE) by Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10 and monochlorobenzene (MCB) by Pseudomonas JS150. Experiments(More)
This article reports a study of the performance of membrane-attached biofilms grown in a single tube extractive membrane bioreactor (STEMS) used for the treatment of a synthetic wastewater containing a toxic VOC (1,2-dichloroethane [DCE]). Mass balances show that complete mineralization of DCE was achieved, and that the biofilms were effective in reducing(More)
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