Effect of surface coatings, grain size, and ionic strength on the maximum attainable coverage of bacteria on sand surfaces.

@article{Bolster2001EffectOS,
  title={Effect of surface coatings, grain size, and ionic strength on the maximum attainable coverage of bacteria on sand surfaces.},
  author={Carl H. Bolster and Aaron L. Mills and George M. Hornberger and Josip S. Herman},
  journal={Journal of contaminant hydrology},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 3-4},
  pages={287-305}
}
The injection of bacteria in the subsurface has been identified as a potential method for in situ cleanup of contaminated aquifers. For high bacterial loadings, the presence of previously deposited bacteria can result in decreased deposition rates--a phenomenon known as blocking. Miscible displacement experiments were performed on short sand columns… CONTINUE READING