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Biofilms - Science and Technology : NATO Asi Series. Series E, Applied Sciences - Luis Melo

Biofilms - Science and Technology

NATO Asi Series. Series E, Applied Sciences

By: Luis Melo (Editor), T. R. Bott (Editor), Madilyn Fletcher (Editor), B. Capdeville (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1992
ISBN: 9780792320227
Number Of Pages: 708

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Biofilms -- Science and Technology covers the main topics of biofilm formation and activity, from basic science to applied aspects in engineering and medicine. The book presents a masterly discussion of microbial adhesion, the metabolism of microorganisms in biofilms, modelling of mass transfer and biological reaction within biofilms, as well as the behaviour of these microbial communities in industry (waste water treatment, heat exchanger biofouling, membranes, food processing) and in medicine (teeth, implants, prosthetic devices). Laboratory techniques and industrial monitoring methods are also presented.
The book is directed at readers at the postgraduate level and is organised as a textbook, containing 11 chapters, a glossary, and a detailed subject index.

Introduction to the Problem of Biofouling in Industrial Equipmentp. 3
Introduction to Biofilms in Water and Wastewater Treatmentp. 13
Biofilms Associated with Healthp. 21
Introduction to Biofilms in the Food Industryp. 35
Physico-Chemical Aspects of Adhesionp. 45
The Role of Adsorbed Layers in Bacterial Adhesionp. 59
Modification of Surfaces for Promoting Cell Immobilizationp. 69
Adhesion of Animal Cells on Surfacesp. 87
Short-Term Adhesion Studies using Pseudomonas fluorescens Cells in contact with Glass and Fluorinated Ethylene Polypropylene Surfacesp. 93
Effects of Substratum Hydrophobicity and Steric Hindrance on Adhesion of a Marine Pseudomonas Sp.p. 99
Coated Surfaces in Relation to Biofilm Formationp. 105
Bacterial Metabolism in Biofilmsp. 113
Influence of Surfaces on Microbial Activityp. 125
Extracellular Polymers in Biofllmsp. 137
Formation, Composition and Physiology Algal Biofilmsp. 149
Bacterial and Algal Interactions in Biofilmsp. 163
Fungal Biofilms on Metallic Surfacesp. 175
Effects of Biofilm Formation on Plasmid Segregational Stability and Expressionp. 181
Particle-Bacteria Interactions in Biofilmsp. 199
Biofilms and Corrosionp. 207
Process Analysis and Biofilm Modeling
Biofilm Accumulation and Activity : A Process Analysis Approachp. 221
Mass Transfer in and Around Biofilmsp. 239
Biofilm Modelling: Structural, Reactional and Diffusional Aspectsp. 251
Mixed Population Biofilmsp. 277
Dynamic Modeling the Growth of Immobilized Nitrifying Bacteria: Biofilm Developmentp. 291
Biofilms in Medicine
Bacterial Colonization of Implants: Biofilms and Urinary Cathetersp. 299
Biomaterials Biocompatibility in Health Problemsp. 309
Formation and Prevention of Dental Plaque: a Physico-Chemical Approachp. 327
Attachment in Infection: The Influence of Environment on Staphylococcal Surface Plasticityp. 355
Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci: Adherence and Slime Productionp. 363
Polysaccharide Interactions in Bacterial Biofilmsp. 371
Biofilms in Food Processing
Implications of Engineering Design in Food Industry Hygienep. 379
Development of Mixed Culture Biofilms on Stainless Steelp. 395
Adhesion of Bacillus Cereus Spores - A Hazard to the Dairy Industryp. 403
Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment and Biodegradation of Wastes
Biofilm Reactors Technology in Wastewater Treatmentp. 409
Development and Stability of Biofilms in Bioreactorsp. 421
Anaerobic Biofilms in Fluidized Bed Reactorsp. 435
Biofilm Growth in an Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Reactorp. 443
Integrated Nitrification and Denitrification with Immobilized Microorganismsp. 449
Biofilms in Membrane Bioreactors for Waste Gas Treatmentp. 455
Biofilms in Peat Biofiltersp. 461
Biofilms in Water Distribution and Industrial Systems
Biofilms in Drinking Water Distribution Systemsp. 469
Biofouling on Membranes - a Short Reviewp. 487
Biofouling in Heat Exchangersp. 499
Properties and Applications of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans Biofilmsp. 511
Biofouling in Stirred Tank Reactors - Effect of Surface Finishp. 521
Biofilm Prevention and Destruction
The Design of Antifouling Surfaces: Background and some Approachesp. 529
Deposition of Calcium Carbonate within Algal Biofilms on Antifouling Paints in Hard Watersp. 551
Control of Staphylococcal Adhesion to Model Biopolymersp. 557
The Use of Biocides in Industryp. 567
Biocide Efficacy on Biofilm Growthp. 583
Effect of Ozone on Pseudomonas fluorescensp. 589
Disinfectant Testing using Foodborne Bacteria in Biofilmsp. 595
Laboratory Methods and Industrial Monitoring
The Measurement of Bacterial Attachment to Surfaces in Static Systemsp. 603
Biofilm Laboratory Methods: The Use of Flow Reactorsp. 615
Microelectrodes: a Versatile Tool in Biofilm Researchp. 631
Industrial Monitoring: Hygiene in Food Processingp. 645
Industrial Monitoring: Cooling Water Systemsp. 661
Reports of Workshop Discussions
Metabolism and Adhesion: Report of Workshop Discussionp. 673
Practical Needs For Basic Research: A Basis for Interaction between Microbiologists and Engineersp. 677
Biofilms in Industrial Water and Wastewater Systems: Summary of Discussionp. 683
Glossaryp. 685
Subject Indexp. 689
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ISBN: 9780792320227
ISBN-10: 0792320220
Series: NATO Asi Series. Series E, Applied Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 708
Published: 30th November 1992
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.71  x 4.24
Weight (kg): 1.21