Where are we with biofilms now? Where are we going?

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Abstract

The IWA's BiofilmVI conference presented a wide range of research on biofilm systems. Particularly popular themes were nitrogen removal, mathematical modelling and microbial ecology. Emerging themes included biofilms with membranes, pathogens in biofilms, biofouling and detachment. Within microbial ecology and mathematical modelling, emphasis was given to N-removal systems, particularly involving nitrifiers and Anammox bacteria. Both themes also recognised the importance of biofilm detachment. Although biofilms on membranes gained attention, little interest was exhibited towards linking biofilms with other advanced materials, such as ceramics, conductors, semi-conductors or nano-materials. Research presented at BiofilmVI marked major advances in improving water sustainability towards removing BOD and N, but did not address many emerging contaminants, such as oxidised contaminants and endocrine disruptors. Attention to energy sustainability, such as with bio-hydrogen or microbial fuel cells, was minimal. Thus, research reported at BiofilmVI was strong towards "improving the expected" with regard to BOD and N removal, but not yet focused on "exploiting the unexpected" to deal with emerging pollutants and bio-energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Science and Technology
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Volume55
Edition8-9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameWater Science and Technology
Number8-9
Volume55
ISSN (Print)02731223

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microbial ecology
pollutant
sustainability
membrane
biofouling
endocrine disruptor
bioenergy
fuel cell
ceramics
modeling
pathogen
hydrogen
bacterium
nitrogen
energy
removal
water
material

Keywords

  • Biofilm
  • Microbial ecology
  • Modelling
  • Nitrogen removal
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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Rittmann, B. (2007). Where are we with biofilms now? Where are we going? In Water Science and Technology (8-9 ed., Vol. 55, pp. 1-7). (Water Science and Technology; Vol. 55, No. 8-9). https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.235

Where are we with biofilms now? Where are we going? / Rittmann, Bruce.

Water Science and Technology. Vol. 55 8-9. ed. 2007. p. 1-7 (Water Science and Technology; Vol. 55, No. 8-9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rittmann, B 2007, Where are we with biofilms now? Where are we going? in Water Science and Technology. 8-9 edn, vol. 55, Water Science and Technology, no. 8-9, vol. 55, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.235
Rittmann B. Where are we with biofilms now? Where are we going? In Water Science and Technology. 8-9 ed. Vol. 55. 2007. p. 1-7. (Water Science and Technology; 8-9). https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.235
Rittmann, Bruce. / Where are we with biofilms now? Where are we going?. Water Science and Technology. Vol. 55 8-9. ed. 2007. pp. 1-7 (Water Science and Technology; 8-9).
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