Abstract Quorum Quenching (QQ) has been developed over the last few years to overcome practical issues related to membrane biofouling, which is currently the major difficulty thwarting the extensive development of membrane bioreactors (MBRs). QQ is the disruption of Quorum Sensing (QS), cell-to-cell communication enabling the bacteria to harmonize their behavior. The production of […]
Visualization of mass transfer is a powerful tool to improve understanding of local phenomenon. The use of an oxygen-sensitive dye (colorimetric technique) (Dietrich et al., Chem Eng Sci. 2013; 100:172–182) has showed its relevancy for locally visualizing and characterizing gas–liquid mass transfer at different scales (Kherbeche et al., Chem Eng Sci. 2013; 100: 515–528; Yang et al., […]
by B. Lekhlif, G. Hébrard, N. Dietrich, A. Kherbeche, J. Echaabi Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
By : N. DIETRICH, J. FRANCOIS, M. JIMENEZ, A. COCKX, P. GUIRAUD, G. HEBRARD Abstract: A fast method is proposed for determining the oxygen gas-liquid diffusion coefficient from measurements of the fluorescence quenching behind a bubble. The approach consists of capturing pictures of concentration field at micro-scale in the laminar bubble wake. The […]
By Mélanie Jimenez, Nicolas Dietrich, John R. Grace, Gilles Hébrard Abstract: Powerful techniques, based on the Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) technique, are deployed to locally visualize and quantify the impact of surfactants in wastewaters on hydrodynamics and oxygen mass transfer. Bubble diameter, aspect ratio, rise velocity, contamination angle, as well as flux, flux density, […]
Visualization of mass transfer around a bubble at formation in a flow-focusing microreactor of 500µm square channel. By Lixia Yang, Nicolas Dietrich, Karine Loubière, Christophe Gourdon & Gilles Hébrard To be submitted (2014)
Water-oil emulsion sprays in a VOC absorption column by N. Dietrich&G. Hébrard (2014)