THE IMPORTANCE OF SESSILE SAMPLING IN THE MONITORING OF BACTERIAL CORROSION PROBLEMS

@inproceedings{Jones1986THEIO,
  title={THE IMPORTANCE OF SESSILE SAMPLING IN THE MONITORING OF BACTERIAL CORROSION PROBLEMS},
  author={Paul A. Jones and John William Costerton},
  year={1986}
}
Recent research in bacterial corrosion confirms previous contentions that causative organisms must be in direct contact with metal surfaces to effect corrosion. Planktonic (floating) bacterial populations do not reflect sessile (attached) bacterial populations in incidence, concentrations or biocide sensitivity. Therefore, the detection of bacterial corrosion problems requires the direct monitoring of sessile causative bacteria, and the effective control of these problems requires the… CONTINUE READING