Membrane Biofilm Reactors (MBfRs) for DrinkingWater Treatment

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Membrane Biofilm Reactors (MBfRs) for DrinkingWater Treatment


Cırık, Kevser
Çutay, Emine
Gündoğan, Elif Gamze
Kılıç, Arzu
Çınar, Özer


Increase demand on water resources make ground waters essential due to the fact that surface waters don’t actually meet the water requirements for agricultural, industrial, recreational and drinking purposes. Provided that their quality and quantity are ensured, ground waters are a good source as drinking waters. However, they are threatened by various micro compounds coming from industrial, municipal, and agricultural activities such as; perchlorate, chlorinated solvents, oxidized contaminants, and heavy metals. Therefore a reliable treatment method should be applied to remove these micropollutants. Among the treatment technologies used for water supply, biological methods are widely used for the treatment purposes of drinking waters. Recent studies focus on the removal of micro pollutants by using membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs) which allow gaseous substrate to move across the membrane for gas delivery and support biofilm formation on the outer surface of the membrane. This paper reviews several applications of MBfRs for water treatment.


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