Flemming, Hans Curt; Griebe, Thomas:

Microbiological fundamentals of the biofilm technique.

In: Berichte aus Wasserguete- und Abfallwirtschaft, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Jg. 130 (1997), S. 1-24
ISSN: 0942-914X
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
A review with 51 refs. on the compn., development, and properties of biofilms, and their importance in wastewater treatment. Topics are discussed, including biofilms as special life-forms of microorganisms; the induction phase, logarithmic growth phase, and plateau phase of biofilms; biofilm prodn. of extracellular polymers; and microbial synergism in biofilms.