Dynamics of the Fouling Layer Microbial Community in a Membrane Bioreactor

@inproceedings{Ziegler2016DynamicsOT,
  title={Dynamics of the Fouling Layer Microbial Community in a Membrane Bioreactor},
  author={Anja S. Ziegler and Simon Jon McIlroy and Poul Larsen and Mads Albertsen and Aviaja Anna Hansen and Nicolas Heinen and Per Halkj{\ae}r Nielsen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
Membrane fouling presents the greatest challenge to the application of membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. Formation of biofilms on the membrane surface is the suggested cause, yet little is known of the composition or dynamics of the microbial community responsible. To gain an insight into this important question, we applied 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing with a curated taxonomy and fluorescent in situ hybridization to monitor the community of a pilot-scale MBR carrying out enhanced… CONTINUE READING