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Biofouling of high purity water systems

Fathei Shaeikh, Amani (2004) Biofouling of high purity water systems. Master of Engineering thesis, Dublin City University.

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The fouling of high purity water can be quantified by comparing the effect of fluid velocity (laminar and turbulent) on the accumulation of cell on tube surfaces. Direct observations were monitored under light microscope to quantify numbers of the cells sedimented on a of glass slide inserted into the tube. CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software, fluent was used to analyse the problem. Results show the increase of cell count coincided with the increase of the water velocity resulted in increase in the fluid fractional resistance.

Item Type:Thesis (Master of Engineering)
Date of Award:2004
Supervisor(s):Corcoran, Brian
Uncontrolled Keywords:biofouling; water purity; cell count
Subjects:Biological Sciences > Microbiology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17198
Deposited On:17 Aug 2012 10:22 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 10:22

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