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dc.contributor.authorMesquita, D. P.-
dc.contributor.authorDias, Oscar-
dc.contributor.authorAmaral, A. L.-
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, E. C.-
dc.identifier.citationFERREIRA, E. C. ; MOTA, M., ed. – “Chempor 2008 : proceedings of the International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, 10, Braga, 2008”. Braga : Departamento de Engenharia Biológica da Universidade do Minho, 2008. ISBN 978-972-97810-3-2. 1778-1783en
dc.description.abstractMonitoring activated sludge processes by microscopic observations and image analysis methodologies is a well established technique with the utmost importance for microbial community characterization. Furthermore, image processing and analysis is currently considered a powerful tool to identify and quantify biomass morphological and physiological changes. In the present work, image processing and analysis methodologies were used to determine aggregates and protruding filaments contents and morphology using both bright field and phase contrast microscopy. The obtained results showed that the simpler and less expensive bright field microscopy also provided the best overall results.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)en
dc.description.sponsorshipAGERE (Empresa de Águas, Efluentes e Resíduos de Braga, Portugal – EM)en
dc.subjectActivated sludgeen
dc.subjectImage analysisen
dc.subjectBright fielden
dc.subjectPhase contrasten
dc.titleBright field versus phase contrast microscopy in activated sludge image acquisition methodologiesen
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