|Document ID (ISN)||66857|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0009-286X - Chemie-Ingenieur-Technik
|Convention or series no.
||Biofouling and biocorrosion - Effects of undesired biofilms
||Biofouling und Biokorrosion - die Folgen unerwŘnschter Biofilme [in German]|
||Nov. 1995, Vol.67, No.11, p.1425-1430. Illus. 12 ref.
||Microorganisms are capable of growing on the surface of various kinds of equipment and materials. For example, microbial layers called biofilms have been found on heat exchanger surfaces, in dental equipment, on electronic controls and in water conduits. They may interfere with processes such as heat exchange and filtering processes and be the cause of infections such as legionellosis. They can contribute to corrosion. About 20% of all corrosion damage to metals and building materials is attributed to biofilms. The mechanism of microbial corrosion is explained.
||corrosion; microorganisms; pathogenic bacteria; heat exchangers; microbial pollution; dental services; public water supply; biological hazards; electric power generation
||chemical processes; process engineering
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Water and sanitation services
Power generation and distribution
Health care services