9780471296560

Biofilms II : Process Analysis and Applications

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    9780471296560

  • ISBN10:

    0471296562

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-05-05
  • Publisher: Wiley-Liss

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Summary

Wiley Series in Ecological and Applied Microbiology, Ralph Mitchell, Series Editor Biofilm processes profoundly impact industrial productivity and competitiveness. Their pervasive effects on water quality, power generation, energy efficiency, human and animal health, and product quality have compelled industries to observe the detrimental effects of biofilms. Although biofilms can be extremely costly to industry and harmful to health, they can also be highly beneficial in other applications. As a result, opportunities presented by biofilm systems for process innovation, analytical diagnosis, instrumentation development, biotechnological advances, and environmental benefits are tremendous. Biofilms II: Process Analysis and Applications combines the fundamental principles of mathematics and physical sciences with the basics of biochemistry and molecular microbiology to explain the rapid advances in biofilm science and technology. The need for this updated edition is the result of combined interdisciplinary research efforts in biofilm science and engineering. In particular, the past decade has seen major advances in biofilm diagnostics, ecology dynamics, genetics, and transport phenomena. Included in this comprehensive volume is extensive coverage of: * Recent discoveries in biofilm processes, such as plasmid gene retention and transfer, cell signaling control of adhesion and gene transfer, and biofilm structural heterogeneity * Biofilm ecology, highlighting significant advances in genetics and molecular biology as applied to biofilm ecosystems * Real systems in which biofilms are utilized for beneficial applications or where undesired biofilms cause severe damage Biofilms II will enhance the understanding of these complex microbial systems for 'scientists and engineers in academics and industry.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Contributors xiii
PART 1. FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF BIOFILM SYSTEMS 1(120)
Biofilms: An Introduction
3(10)
James D. Bryers
Process Engineering
13(32)
James D. Bryers
Biofilm Formation and Persistence
45(44)
James D. Bryers
M. Fletcher
Molecular Ecology of Biofilms
89(32)
Soren Molin
Alex T. Nielsen
Bjarke B. Christensen
Jens Bo Andersen
Tine R. Licht
Tim Tolker-Nielsen
Claus Sternberg
Martin C. Hansen
Cayo Ramos
Michael Givskov
PART 2. BENEFICIAL ASPECTS OF BIOFILM SYSTEMS 121(114)
Biofilms in Porous Media
123(36)
Edward J. Bouwer
Huub H. M. Rijnaarts
AI B. Cunningham
Robin Gerlach
Innovative Biofilm Treatment Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment
159(48)
Valentina Lazarova
Jacques Manem
Biofilms Applied to Hazardous Waste Treatment
207(28)
Bruce E. Rittmann
Alex Otto Schwarz
Pablo Baldomero Saez
PART 3. DETERIMENTAL ASPECTS OF BIOFILM SYSTEMS 235(172)
Biofouling of Engineered Materials and Systems
237(44)
Gill G. Geesey
James D. Bryers
Biocorrosion
281(46)
Gill G. Geesey
Iwona Beech
Philip J. Bremer
Barbara J. Webster
D. Bret Wells
Biofilms---Impact on Hygiene in Food Industries
327(46)
Gun Wirtanen
Maria Saarela
Tiina Mattila-Sandholm
Biofilm Control by Antimicrobial Agents
373(34)
Philip S. Stewart
Gordon A. McFeters
Ching-Tsan Huang
Index 407

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