Biofouling and Biocorrosion in Industrial Water Systems: by Hans-Curt Flemming (auth.), Dr. Hans-Curt Flemming, Dr. Gill

By Hans-Curt Flemming (auth.), Dr. Hans-Curt Flemming, Dr. Gill Gregory Geesey (eds.)

Microbial development and illness ("Biofouling") in water structures represents an important danger to the standard of waters produced for the microelectronic, pharmaceutical, petroleum, paper, foodstuff and different production industries. Biofouling can result in biologically brought on corrosion ("Biocorrosion"), that can reason critical harm to the apparatus. either biofouling and biocorrosion are usually no longer famous in time, underestimated, or associated with the incorrect factors. The booklet represents a brand new technique via introducing biofilm houses and dynamics as uncomplicated rules of biofouling and biocorrosion, hence supplying a greater figuring out and the technique of scuffling with the undesired results of biofilms. The most vital good points are: Case histories of biofouling in water treatment.- Detection and tracking of biofouling.- opposite osmosis membrane biofouling.- Biocide efficacy and biofouling control.- Plant layout issues for combating biofouling.- Case histories of biocorrosion.- Detection, tracking, keep an eye on and prevention of biocorrosion.- basics of biofouling and biocorrosion mechanisms.

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The general problems associated with the treatment of biofouling can be categorized as foHows: 1. 2. 3. 4.

LeChevallier et al. (27) examined a drinking water facility in New Jersey where bacterial counts were above the permitted levels. Sections of pipes were removed for biofilm analysis and pipe scrapings were taken to assess the relationship between biofilms within the water distribution system and the quality of the water produced. The treatment plant was not the main source of bacteria as coliform counts from the plant were below federal guidelines. Higher coliform counts were detected in the pipe distribution systems.

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