Prof. Herzberg’s research comprises studies of bacterial biofilms and biofouling of membranes. Both the physico-chemical characteristics and the physiology of the biofouling layer in the membrane environments are of major interests.
In Herzberg’s laboratory research interests are focused in the following areas:
(i) conditions promoting biofilm formation on membranes in water and wastewater treatment facilities
(ii) mode of action of agents that interfere with biofilm formation;
(iii) mechanisms by which biofilms affect membrane performance;
(iv) conditions promoting initial bacterial attachment;
(v) The inhibition of biofilm growth mechanisms on "anti-biofouling" modified-surface membranes.