Biofilms in Medicine, Industry and Environmental Biotechnology: Characteristics, Analysis and Control by V. O'Flaherty
English | 1 Mar. 2003 | ISBN: 1843390191 | 608 Pages | PDF | 10 MB
Biofilms are of great practical importance for beneficial technologies such as water and wastewater treatment and bioremediation of groundwater and soil. In other settings biofilms cause severe problems, for example in 65% of bacterial infections currently treated by clinicians (particularly those associated with prosthetics and implants), accelerated corrosion in industrial systems, oil souring and biofouling.