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Formation and Control of Biofilm in Various Environments

  • Hideyuki Kanematsu
  • Dana M. Barry
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 1-11
  3. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 13-37
  4. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 39-57
  5. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 59-81
  6. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 83-110
  7. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 111-154
  8. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 155-171
  9. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 173-200
  10. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 201-222
  11. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry
    Pages 223-233

About this book

Introduction

This book provides excellent techniques for detecting and evaluating biofilms: sticky films on materials that are formed by bacterial activity and produce a range of industrial and medical problems such as corrosion, sanitary problems, and infections. Accordingly, it is essential to control biofilms and to establish appropriate countermeasures, from both industrial and medical viewpoints. This book offers valuable, detailed information on these countermeasures. It also discusses the fundamentals of biofilms, relates various substrates to biofilms, and presents a variety of biofilm reactors. 

However, the most important feature of this book (unlike others on the market) is its clear focus on addressing the practical aspects from an engineering viewpoint.  Therefore, it offers an excellent practical guide for engineers and researchers in various fields, and can also be used as a great academic textbook. 

Keywords

Evaluation methods for biofilms Laboratory Biofilm Reactor (LBR) Industrial Standards Materials Science and Engineering Environmental problems Energy Problems Medical Issues

Authors and affiliations

  • Hideyuki Kanematsu
    • 1
  • Dana M. Barry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNational Institute of Technology (KOSEN)Shiroko-cho, SuzukaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringClarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA

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