Biofilters

  • Poul Harremoës
  • Mogens Henze
Part of the Environmental Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Biofilters are characterized by bacteria being attached to a solid surface in the form of a biofilm. Biofilms are a dense layer of bacteria characterized by their ability to adhere to a solid medium and form a fixed film of polymers in which the bacteria are protected against sloughing off. Biofilters have a short hydraulic retention time and hence free bacteria in the water will be washed out.

Keywords

Biomass Methane Hydrolysis Starch Carbohydrate 

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  • Poul Harremoës
  • Mogens Henze

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