The control of biofouling is required to improve membranes performances and to reduce high operational cost due to cleaning. Biomimetic membranes represent the next generation of filtration membranes used for water treatment. The project BIOCOM (http://lgc.cnrs.fr/lesprojets/ projet-biocom/) aims to provide an innovative biomimetic membrane with anti-biofouling properties for water treatment by incorporating natural bioactive molecules that act as Quorum Sensing Inhibitors (QSI), such as vanillin and derivatives (Amara et al., 2010). The main objective of this project is to perform surface modification of membranes used for water filtration in order to limit adhesion of both bacteria and bacterial Extracellular Polymeric Substances and limit the bacterial activity (mainly the production of EPS).

Publié le 25/11/2018