Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri Anne

Faculty Advisor

Heilman, Destin

Center

Nancy, France

Abstract

The formation of biofilms on surfaces exposed to water has had significant impacts on wastewater treatment technology. Biofilms are used advantageously in wastewater treatment as rotating biological contractors to degrade harmful organic and inorganic materials. However, biofilm formation on equipment designed to inspect water quality, such as a passive sampler, can alter calculated pollution concentrations. This project investigates the effect of salt and heavy metals on a slowly rotating biological contactor and the effect of a strong magnetic field on a quickly rotating biological contactor. The extent of biofouling on a passive sampler is also examined.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Environmental Engineering

Major

Chemistry

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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