Assessment of a low-frequency ultrasound device on prevention of biofilm formation and carbonate deposition in drinking water systems.

@article{Mathieu2019AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of a low-frequency ultrasound device on prevention of biofilm formation and carbonate deposition in drinking water systems.},
  author={Laurence Mathieu and Ana{\"i}s Keraval and Nico Felicien Declercq and J C Block},
  journal={Ultrasonics sonochemistry},
  year={2019},
  volume={52},
  pages={
          41-49
        }
}
  • Laurence Mathieu, Anaïs Keraval, +1 author J C Block
  • Published in Ultrasonics sonochemistry 2019
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • A device generating low-frequency and low-intensity ultrasound waves was used for mitigating biofilm accumulation and scaling. Two systems were tested: a lab-scale plate heat exchanger operated with continuously recycled water and a continually fed flow-through drinking water pilot used for mimicking water circulation in pipes. Initial deposition of bacterial cells was not prevented by ultrasound wave treatment. However, whatever the tested system, both further calcium carbonate deposition and… CONTINUE READING

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