Autoaggregation of microorganisms: flocs and biofilms.

In: Biotechnology (2nd Edition), Jg. 11a (1999), S. 65-83
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Abstract:
A review with 112 refs. concerning autoaggregation of microorganisms in flocs and biofilms during wastewater treatment is given. Topics discussed: floc and biofilm compn. and development (spatial arrangements, biofilm development, microorganism role in flocs and biofilms, role of extracellular polymeric substances in floc and biofilm structures); and life in microbial aggregates.