volume 38, issue 7, P1853-1861 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2003.12.031
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C.K. Hope, T.R. Bott

Abstract: Laboratory biofilters (pilot-scale, 20 l and laboratory-scale, 5l) were constructed in order to model the bioaccumulation of manganese (Mn) under flow conditions similar to those occurring in biofilters at groundwater treatment sites. The biofilters were operated as monocultures of Leptothrix discophora, the predominant organism in mature Mn oxidising biofilms. Biologically mediated Mn bioaccumulation was successfully modelled in both filter systems. The data obtained showed that in the small-scale biofilter, …

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