Biofilms - Science and Technology by L. MeloBiofilms - Science and Technology by L. Melo

Biofilms - Science and Technology

byL. MeloEditorT.r. Bott, M. Fletcher

Paperback | October 14, 2012

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Biofilms -- Science and Technologycovers 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.
Title:Biofilms - Science and TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:708 pagesPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401048053

ISBN - 13:9789401048057

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Table of Contents

Foreword. 1. Introduction. 2. Attachment. 3. Metabolism. 4. Process Analysis and Biofilm Modeling. 5. Biofilms in Medicine. 6. Biofilms in Food Processing. 7. Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment and Biodegradation of Wastes. 8. Biofilms in Water Distribution and Industrial Systems. 9. Biofilm Prevention and Distruction. 10. Laboratory Methods and Industrial Monitoring. 11. Reports of Workshop Discussions. Glossary. Subject Index.