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Fundamentals of Quorum Sensing, Analytical Methods and Applications in Membrane Bioreactors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444640642, 9780444640659

Fundamentals of Quorum Sensing, Analytical Methods and Applications in Membrane Bioreactors, Volume 81

1st Edition

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Series Volume Editors: Dotse Chormey Sezgin Bakirdere Nouha Turan Güleda Engin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444640642
eBook ISBN: 9780444640659
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 28th May 2018
Page Count: 320
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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


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.

Key Features

  • 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


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About the Series Volume Editors

Dotse Chormey

Dotse Chormey

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Yildiz Technical University, Chemistry Department, Istanbul, Turkey

Sezgin Bakirdere

Sezgin Bakirdere

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemistry Department, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Nouha Turan

Nouha BAKARAKI TURAN is a PhD graduate in Environmental Engineering from Yildiz Technical University 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. She worked for few months in Al Monla hospital as a manager of the Environmental services department.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemistry Department, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Güleda Engin

Güleda Engin

Güleda ENGIN got her BSc degree in 1992 from the Department of Environmental Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. She was then awarded a state scholarship to study abroad. She completed her MPhil degree in the Department of Civil Engineering in University of Hertfordshire, UK in 1997 and her PhD in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London in 2000. She worked for Gebze Institute of Technology, Department of Environmental Engineering as a faculty member between March 2001 and May 2012. She became full-professor in June 2012 in the Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering at Yildiz Technical University. Prof. Engin has published many papers and participated in a number of national and international projects including as a project coordinator, researcher or consultant. Her research areas include aerobic/anaerobic wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater treatment technologies using novel reactors and water resources management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering at Yildiz Technical University. Istanbul, Turkey