Fundamentals of Quorum Sensing, Analytical Methods and Applications in Membrane Bioreactors, Volume 81, describes the novelty of membrane bioreactors for the treatment of wastewater and the removal of specific contaminants that affect water quality or pose harm to humans. Topics of note in the updated release include Water Chemistry and Microbiology, Quorum Sensing as Bacterial Communication Language, the Effects of Quorum Sensing, Quorum Quenching, Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment, Removal of Specific Contaminants, Microextraction Techniques, and the Determination of Quorum Sensing Chemicals. The contents of this updated volume will be appealing to a wide range of researchers as the authors of most chapters are experts in their respective fields with numerous published studies.
Gives an overview of quorum sensing as a communication language for bacteria and quorum quenching mediated approaches to mitigate or eliminate the effects of quorum sensing
Presents various sensitive determination methods where a variety of microextraction strategies is used for preconcentration of analyte(s)
Researchers in the fields of Environmental Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, who focus on bacterial communication, bacteria virulence, membrane bioreactors, analyte preconcentration for trace compounds determination, sensitive instrumental determination and characterization
Table of Contents
1. Water Chemistry and Microbiology Reham M. Abu Shmeis 2. Quorum Sensing as Bacterial Communication Language Sangryoung Kim 3. Effects of Quorum Sensing Mohamed Hadla, Adnan Halaby 4. Quorum Quenching Nouha Bakaraki Turan, Güleda Onkal Engin 5. Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment Hanife Sari Erkan, Nouha Bakaraki Turan, Güleda Onkal Engin 6. Removal of Specific Contaminants Hussein Znad and Hussein Znad 7. Microextraction Techniques Dotse Selali Chormey and Sezgin Bakirdere 8. Determination of Quorum Sensing Chemicals Akwasi Acheampong
Dotse Selali CHORMEY is a PhD candidate in Analytical Chemistry at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul – Turkey. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology (Kumasi – Ghana), after which he performed his national service at the Food Research Institute (Ghana) as a technologist. He then proceeded to the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (University of Ghana) where he obtained his Master of Philosophy in Nuclear and Radiochemistry. He worked briefly at the National Nuclear Research Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, before pursuing his doctorate studies.
Sezgin BAKIRDERE is currently a professor doctor in the Chemistry Department at Yildiz Technical University. In 2001, he graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Firat University, Elazığ, Turkey. He received his MSc in Analytical Chemistry from the same university in 2003, and then earned his PhD degree from the Chemistry Department at Middle East Technical University in 2009. His research background over the past 17 years has been mostly focused on metal speciation, volatile compound generation systems, SQT atop trap systems, food analysis, pre-concentration strategies, wastewater treatment and chromatography. He performed some studies regarding speciation of thiols and arsenic at the National Research Center of Canada during his PhD studies. In regard to his expert areas, he has published 63 papers in international journals having high impact factors. In addition, he has 87 publications resulting from national/international conferences. He has served as a referee for many reputable international journals. He is an Associate Member of Turkish Academy of Science since June 2015.
Nouha BAKARAKI TURAN is currently working at the Nitrosamine center of excellence at Novartis one of the biggest pharmaceuticals companies in the World. She did her post-doctoral research for 3 successive years in the Environmental Engineering Department and Analytical Chemistry Department of Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. She worked on a project that aims to detect microplastics abundance in the Marmara sea. She performed many studies on the determination of micropollutants in wastewater using different analytical methods. Besides, she worked on wastewater treatment using the advanced oxidation process and other biological processes such as the membrane bioreactor system. Additionally, she is a member of the "Bakirdere research group" which is one of the most active research groups in Turkey. Her Ph.D. was on quorum quenching mediated approaches to mitigate membrane fouling problems. She studied her B.S. in Health and Environment from the Lebanese University (Tripoli – Lebanon). During her B.S. she got experienced in chemical and microbiological quality analysis of water. In 2010, she received her MSc in Hydrology from the Lebanese University (Al Hadath – Lebanon). She did her MSc research study in the CNRS laboratory of Poitiers, France.
Dr. Nouha believes highly in women's power in academic and scientific life. She aims to be an example status to all women around the world and especially in the middle east countries where women are usually highly restricted. She had an interesting journey to share with the youngest generation giving them hope, motivation and insistence.
Güleda Engin completed her undergraduate education in 1992 at Dokuz Eylül University in the Department of Environmental Engineering. She received a scholarship from the Ministry of National Education to study abroad. After completing her MPhil thesis at the University of Hertfordshire, Department of Civil Engineering in 1997, she started her PhD studies at Imperial College, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering and received her doctorate degree in 2000.
Güleda Engin, joined the Environmental Engineering Department, Gebze Institute of Technology in March 2001, and promoted as an associate professor in November 2005. In 2012, she has joined the Department of Environmental Engineering at Yildiz Technical University. She involved in many national and international projects including EU supported projects. Her research interests include wastewater treatment using membrane technologies, micropollutant removal, microplastic detection and characterization, and watershed information systems and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Guleda Engin has participated in over 60 national and international conferences and published more than 65 papers in indexed journals. She is currently the Head of the Department of Environmental Engineering at Yıldız Technical University.