Structure and properties of biofilms.

In: Gewaesserschutz, Wasser, Abwasser, Jg. 172 (1999) ; 32. Essener Tagung fuer Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft, 1999, S. 42/1-42/17
ISSN: 0342-6068
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
A review is given with 65 refs. on biofilm formation by microorganisms and their physicochem. properties including tech. and ecol. aspects as well as measuring methods. The application in bioreactors and wastewater treatment is discussed. The role of extracellular polysaccharides in water binding and diffusion processes is described.