Structural deformation of bacterial biofilms caused by short-term fluctuations in fluid shear: an in situ investigation of biofilm rheology.

@article{Stoodley1999StructuralDO,
  title={Structural deformation of bacterial biofilms caused by short-term fluctuations in fluid shear: an in situ investigation of biofilm rheology.},
  author={Paul Stoodley and Zbigniew Lewandowski and John D. Boyle and Hilary M. Lappin-Scott},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={1999},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={83-92}
}
The physical properties (rheology) of biofilms will determine the shape and mechanical stability of the biofilm structure and consequently affect both mass transfer and detachment processes. Biofilm viscoelasticity is also thought to increase fluid energy losses in pipelines. Yet there is very little information on the rheology of intact biofilms. This is due in part to the difficulty in using conventional testing techniques. The size and nature of biofilms makes them difficult to handle, while… CONTINUE READING
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