Protocol development for biomass quantification in membrane autopsiesApply
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.
Program - Environmental Science and Engineering
Division - Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Faculty Lab Link - https://wdrc.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx
Center Affiliation - Water Desalination and Reuse Center
Field of Study - Chemical & Biological engineering
Desired Project Deliverables
The student should critically evaluate the current method, and propose or develop improvements/alternatives.