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Biofilm Structure, Growth and Dynamics: Selected Proceedings of the IAWQ International Conference and Workshop on Biofilm Structure, Growth and Dynamics, held in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 30 August-1 September 1995


Series: Water Science and Technology Series Volume: 32

Edited By: M C M Van Loosdrecht and L Tijhuis

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #57968 | ISBN: 0080428843
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Biofilms are almost ubiquitous, but despite their important role in many different situations, including wastewater treatment processes, there is still little systematic understanding of biofilm structure and development. Traditional engineering approaches have, with remarkable success, mainly considered biofilm as a "black box", disregarding its inherent complexity. However, the limits of this approach have been reached and further progress requires deeper insight into the structure, growth and dynamics of biofilms, including interaction between different micro-organisms inhabiting the biofilm matrix. The development of better model concepts is being complemented by recent developments in analytical and microscopic techniques which give a much better characterization of biofilms, leading again to new ideas of their structure and development. This book comprises the selected proceedings of the international conference and workshop "Biofilm structure, growth and dynamics: need for new concepts?" which focused on improving concepts of heterogeneous biofilm structure, growth and dynamics in order to be able to predict and manipulate biofilm processes.


Selected papers: Relation between the structure of an aerobic biofilm and transport phenomena, D. de Beer, P. Stoodley; Biofilm structures, M.C.M. van Loosdercht et al; Dynamic changes in spatial microbial distribution in mixed-population biofilms: experimental results and model simulation, S. Okabe et al; A method for describing biofilm surfaces roughness using geostatistical techniques, J.T. Gibbs, P.L. Bishop; New experimental findings and biofilm modelling concepts, O. Wanner; Changes of biofilm properties in response to sorbed substances - an FTIR-ATR study, J. Schmitt et al; Effect of degradation kinetics on the microstructure of anaerobic biogranules, H.H.P. Fang et al; Relative importance of mean velocity and bed shear on biofilm accumulation in open-channel flows, Y.L. Lau; Use of enzyme somase in the measurement of biofilm using bioluminescence, M. Greetham et al; Laboratory biofilm reactors and on-line monitoring report of the discussion session, A. Gjaltema, T. Griebe; Multispecies biofilms: report from the discussion session, D. de Beer, G. Muyzer; Hydrodynamics and shear stress: report from the discussion session, P.A. Wilderer et al.

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