By T. R. Bott (auth.), L. F. Melo, T. R. Bott, M. Fletcher, B. Capdeville (eds.)
Biofilms -- technology and know-how covers the most issues of biofilm formation and job, from simple technology to utilized features in engineering and drugs. The e-book provides a masterly dialogue of microbial adhesion, the metabolism of microorganisms in biofilms, modelling of mass move and organic response inside biofilms, in addition to the behaviour of those microbial groups in (waste water therapy, warmth exchanger biofouling, membranes, nutrition processing) and in drugs (teeth, implants, prosthetic devices). Laboratory concepts and business tracking equipment also are provided.
The e-book is directed at readers on the postgraduate point and is organised as a textbook, containing eleven chapters, a thesaurus, and a close topic index.
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Biofilms — Science and Technology by T. R. Bott (auth.), L. F. Melo, T. R. Bott, M. Fletcher, B. Capdeville (eds.)