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Biofilms II: Process Analysis and Applications

Biofilms II: Process Analysis and Applications

James D. Bryers (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-29656-0

May 2000

440 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$220.95

Description

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.
FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF BIOFILM SYSTEMS.

Biofilms: An Introduction (J. Bryers).

Process Engineering (J. Bryers).

Biofilm Formation and Persistence (J. Bryers & M. Fletcher).

Molecular Ecology of Biofilms (S. Molin, et al.).

BENEFICIAL ASPECTS OF BIOFILM SYSTEMS.

Biofilms in Porous Media (E. Bouwer, et al.).

Innovative Biofilm Treatment Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment (V. Lazarova & J. Manem).

Biofilms Applied to Hazardous Waste Treatment (B. Rittmann, et al.).

DETRIMENTAL ASPECTS OF BIOFILM SYSTEMS.

Biofouling of Engineered Materials and Systems (G. Geesey & J. Bryers).

Biocorrosion (G. Geesey, et al.).

Biofilms -
Impact on Hygiene in the Food Industries (G. Wirtanen, et al.).

Biofilm Control by Antimicrobial Agents (P. Stewart, et al.).

Index.
"They [scientists from around the world] present an entirely new treatment of biofilm ecology highlighting insights from genetics and molecular biology, and details of real systems in which biofilms are beneficial or undesirable." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2000)

"The book is to be recommended ..."(Biofouling, Vol. 16, 2000)