Flowing biofilms as a transport mechanism for biomass through porous media under laminar and turbulent conditions in a laboratory reactor system.

@article{Stoodley2005FlowingBA,
  title={Flowing biofilms as a transport mechanism for biomass through porous media under laminar and turbulent conditions in a laboratory reactor system.},
  author={Paul Stoodley and Ian Dodds and D de Beer and Heather L. Scott and John D. Boyle},
  journal={Biofouling},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 3-4},
  pages={161-8}
}
Fluid flow has been shown to be important in influencing biofilm morphology and causing biofilms to flow over surfaces in flow cell experiments. However, it is not known whether similar effects may occur in porous media. Generally, it is assumed that the primary transport mechanism for biomass in porous media is through convection, as suspended particulates (cells and flocs) carried by fluid flowing through the interstices. However, the flow of biofilms over the surfaces of soils and sediment… CONTINUE READING

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