Protocol development for biomass quantification in membrane autopsies

Protocol development for biomass quantification in membrane autopsies

Internship Description

A membrane autopsy is a valuable tool used in membrane (bio)fouling studies. One of the objectives of the autopsy is to quantify the amount of biomass. The current method involves sonication of the sample, followed by filtration and DOC measurement. The objective of the project is to investigate the influence of the sample preparation method on the measured value.

Deliverables/Expectations

The student should critically evaluate the current method, and propose or develop improvements/alternatives. 

Faculty Name

Johannes Vrouwenvelder

Field of Study

Chemical & Biological Engineering​