ISBN-10:
0849335418
ISBN-13:
9780849335419
Pub. Date:
05/07/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Fund of Biofilm Research

Fund of Biofilm Research

by Zbigniew Lewandowski, Haluk Beyenal

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ISBN-13: 9780849335419
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/07/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Biofilms and to Biofilm Research
Introduction
Terminology
Characterizing the Compartments of Biofilm Systems
Strategy of Biofilm Research
Laboratory Biofilm Reactors and Their Applications
Variables in Biofilm Reactors
LBRs as Scale Models
Factors Affecting Biofilm Processes in LBRs
Operating Modes of LBRs
LBRs and Their Typical Applications
Using LBRs in Conjunction with Other Tools to Explore Biofilm Processes at the Microscale
Functionality of LBRs
Sensors Useful in Biofilm Research
Fundamental Concepts in Electrochemistry and Principles of Electrochemical Sensors
Microsensors
Microsensors: Construction, Instrumentation, and Calibration
Constructing Microelectrodes
Constructing Fiberoptic Microsensors
Controlling Microelectrode Movements and Data Acquisition
Quantifying Biofilm Structure
The Need to Quantify Biofilm Structure
Types of Images
Computing Parameters from Biofilm Images
Quantifying Biomass Distribution In 3-D from Stacks of Biofilm Images
Computing 3-D Parameters from Stacks of Biofilm Images
Interfering Effects
Testing Available Software Packages Quantifying Biofilm Structure
Directions of Future Research on Quantifying Biofilm Structure
Interpreting Results of Biofilm Studies Using the Model of Stratified Biofilms
Conceptual Model of Stratified Biofilms
Interpreting Results of Biofilm Studies Using the Conceptual Model of Stratified Biofilms
Using the Model of Stratified Biofilm to Refine Conceptual Models of Biofilm Structure and Activity
Computing Biokinetics Parameters in Stratified Biofilms
Mathematical Modeling of Biofilm Processes and Experimental Verification of Model’s Prediction
Protocols and Procedures
Preparing the Experimental System
Quantifying Microbial Growth Kinetics
Preparing and Operating Biofilm Reactors

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