Monitoring of biofilm reactors using natural fluorecence fingerprints

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Natural fluorescence as a method to monitor biofilm processes was studied, using the example of an extractive membrane bioreactor for the degradation of 3-chloro-4 methylaniline and 1,2-dichloroethane. Non-invasive, on-line, in-situ 2D fluorometry monitoring was employed to elicit biofilm process status. The fluorescence fingerprints were deconvolved in a pattern recognition approach using artificial neural networks (ANN) through association with key process performance parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • 2D fluorometry
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Biolfilm monitoring
  • Non-invasive
  • On-line


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