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P. Baveye, P. Vandevivere, B. L. Hoyle, P. C. DeLeo and D. S. de Lozada, “Environmental Impact and Mechanisms of the Biological Clogging of Saturated Soils and Aquifer Materials,” Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 28, No. 2, 1998, pp. 123-191. doi:10.1080/10643389891254197

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  • TITLE: Biological Clogging of Sand Columns

    AUTHORS: Katsutoshi Seki

    KEYWORDS: Bioclogging; Bacteria; Hydraulic Conductivity; Microbial Effect

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Soil Science, Vol.3 No.3, June 21, 2013

    ABSTRACT: Increased microbial activity leads to biological clogging (or bioclogging), i.e., the pore space is clogged by microbes and saturated hydraulic conductivity of porous media decreases. A series of column experiments were carried out to study the bioclogging of sand columns. Hydraulic conductivity remained unchanged when a sterilizing agent was applied; however, it decreased when a glucose solution was applied. In most cases, bioclogging proceeded from the inlet of the solution; but, in some cases, it started from the bottom or outlet of the column. In this experiment, the reduction of hydraulic conductivity was better explained by microcolony models compared to biofilm models.