Influence of physico-chemical properties of porous microcarriers on the adhesion of an anaerobic consortium


The ability for biomass colonization of four porous mineral microcarriers (sepiolite, clay, pozzolana and foam glass-Poraver), was studied and related to their surface properties. The surface hydrophobicity of the mineral carriers was a more important factor influencing colonization by the anaerobic consortium than was surface charge. It was possible to… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.jim.2900799


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