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Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology

Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology Book
Author : Manuel Simoes,Anabel Borges,Lucia Chaves Simoes
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-06-04
ISBN : 0128194987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology helps researchers working on fundamental aspects of biofilm formation and control conduct biofilm studies and interpret results. The book provides a remarkable amount of knowledge on the processes that regulate biofilm formation, the methods used, monitoring characterization and mathematical modeling, the problems/advantages caused by their presence in the food industry, environment and medical fields, and the current and emergent strategies for their control. Research on biofilms has progressed rapidly in the last decade due to the fact that biofilms have required the development of new analytical tools and new collaborations between biologists, engineers and mathematicians. Presents an overview of the process of biofilm formation and its implications Provides a clearer understanding of the role of biofilms in infections Creates a foundation for further research on novel control strategies Updates readers on the remarkable amount of knowledge on the processes that regulate biofilm formation

Biofilms Science and Technology

Biofilms   Science and Technology Book
Author : L. Melo,T.R. Bott,M. Fletcher,B. Capdeville
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9401118248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biofilms -- Science and Technology covers the main topics of biofilm formation and activity, from basic science to applied aspects in engineering and medicine. The book presents a masterly discussion of microbial adhesion, the metabolism of microorganisms in biofilms, modelling of mass transfer and biological reaction within biofilms, as well as the behaviour of these microbial communities in industry (waste water treatment, heat exchanger biofouling, membranes, food processing) and in medicine (teeth, implants, prosthetic devices). Laboratory techniques and industrial monitoring methods are also presented. The book is directed at readers at the postgraduate level and is organised as a textbook, containing 11 chapters, a glossary, and a detailed subject index.

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering Microbial Biofilms

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering  Microbial Biofilms Book
Author : Mukesh Kumar Yadav,Bhim Pratap Singh
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-10-10
ISBN : 0444642803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biofilms is divided into three sections: microbial adhesion/biofilms in medical settings, microbial adhesion/biofilms in agriculture, and microbial adhesion/biofilm in the environment and industry. Chapters cover adhesion and biofilm formation by pathogenic microbes on tissue and on indwelling medical devices, including sections on human infections, microbial communication during biofilm mode of growth, host defense and antimicrobial resistance, and more. Other sections cover the biofilms of agriculturally important and environmental friendly microbes, including biofilm formation on plants, in soil, and in aquatic environments. Finally, the latest scientific research on microbial adhesion and biofilm formation in the environment and in industry is covered. Provides an overview on the growth, structure, cell-to-cell interactions, and control/dispersal of bacterial and fungal of in vitro and in vivo biofilms Presents an overview on the microbial adhesion, biofilm formation and structures of single-species and multi-species biofilms on human tissues/medical devices, agriculture, environment and chemical industries Includes chapters on microbial biofilms of pathogenic microbes on human tissues and in medical indwelling devices Covers factors affecting microbial biofilm, adhesion and formation

Fundamentals of Biofilm Research

Fundamentals of Biofilm Research Book
Author : Zbigniew Lewandowski,Haluk Beyenal
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2013-12-16
ISBN : 1466559608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The six years that have passed since the publication of the first edition have brought significant advances in both biofilm research and biofilm engineering, which have matured to the extent that biofilm-based technologies are now being designed and implemented. As a result, many chapters have been updated and expanded with the addition of sections

Advances in Biofilm Science and Engineering

Advances in Biofilm Science and Engineering Book
Author : Ryan Jordan,Diane Williams,Ursula Charaf
Publisher : Cytergy
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 0974180211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Microbial biofilms provide challenges in many fields of science, technology, and engineering. Advances in Biofilm Science and Engineering offers a state of the art review of new science about microbial biofilms in the areas of biotechnology, healthcare, and medicine.The purpose of this text is to strengthen [the biofilm] information nucleus by offering six core discussions of established concepts in biofilm science. The audience for this text is not just academic; it is trade. This book is for physicians, industrial microbiologists, product managers, process engineers, policy makers and public health officials. [The] authors represent some of the brightest researchers in the field of biofilm science and engineering and comprise a small subset of the research community with a passion for bringing biofilm information to industrial and medical trade professionals.Table of ContentsForward, by Ryan JordanChapter 1. The History and Use of Heterotrophic Plate Counts in Water Systems, by Anne Camper (Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University)Chapter 2. Methods for Biofilm Study and Assays for Biofilm Susceptibility and Target Recognition: Approaches to Deal with the Biofilm Mode of Life, by Howard Ceri, Merle E. Olson, D. Storey, and D. Morck (Biofilm Research Group and Biological Sciences, University of Calgary)Chapter 3. Extracellular Polymeric Substances, by H.C. Flemming and J. Wingender (Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg Insitute of Interfacial Biotechnology Department of Aquatic Microbiology, Duisburg, Germany)Chapter 4. Biofilms and Antimicrobial Resistance: Beyond Physiological and Chemical Elements, by Peter Gilbert and Andrew McBain (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester)Chapter 5. Diverse Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation, by Lisa Friedman and Roberto Kolter (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School)Chapter 6. Biofilm Formation and Control in Food Processing Environments, by Amy C. Lee Wong (Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology, Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Nanostructures for Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Applications

Nanostructures for Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Applications Book
Author : Ram Prasad,Busi Siddhardha,Madhu Dyavaiah
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-12
ISBN : 3030403378
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the pursuit of technological advancement in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries to counteract health issues, bacterial infections remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The ability of bacterial pathogens to form biofilms further agglomerates the situation by showing resistance to conventional antibiotics. To overcome this serious issue, bioactive metabolites and other natural products were exploited to combat bacterial infections and biofilm-related health consequences. Natural products exhibited promising results in vitro, however; their efficacy in in vivo conditions remain obscured due to their low-solubility, bioavailability, and biocompatibility issues. In this scenario, nanotechnological interventions provide a multifaceted platform for targeted delivery of bioactive compounds by slow and sustained release of drug-like compounds. The unique physico-chemical properties, biocompatibility and eco-friendly nature of bioinspired nanostructures has revolutionized the field of biology to eradicate microbial infections and biofilm-related complications. The green-nanotechnology based metal and metal oxide nanoparticles and polymeric nanoparticles have been regularly employed for antimicrobial and antibiofilm applications without causing damage to host tissues. The implications of these nanoparticles toward achieving sustainability in agriculture by providing systemic resistance against a variety of phytopathogens therefore plays crucial role in growth and crop productivity. Also the advent of smart and hybrid nanomaterials such as metal-based polymer nanocomposites, lipid-based nanomaterials and liposomes have the inherent potential to eradicate bacterial biofilm-related infections in an efficient manner. The recent development of carbon-based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and silica based nanomaterials such as mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) also exploit a target of dreadful healthcare conditions such as cancer, immunomodulatory diseases, and microbial infections, as well as biofilm-related issues owing to their stability profile, biocompatibility, and unique physio-chemical properties. Recently novel physical approaches such as photothermal therapy (PTT) and antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) also revolutionized conventional strategies and are engaged in eradicating microbial biofilm-related infections and related health consequences. These promising advancements in the development of novel strategies to treat microbial infections and biofilm-related multidrug resistance (MDR) phenomenon may provide new avenues and aid to conventional antimicrobial therapeutics.

Biofilm Systems IV

Biofilm Systems IV Book
Author : F. Rogalla,Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht
Publisher : International Water Assn
Release : 2000-05-31
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the last decade biofilm systems have made staggering progress. With adaptation of the process to nitrogen removal, trickling filters have become an economical alternative to activated sludge, enabling the upgrading of thousands of plants. Better understanding of rotating biological contractors has made them a preferred technology for small-scale plants, and there is growing use of biological aerated filters, especially in small-footprint nitrogen removal. High-rate fluidised bed or airlift reactors, both anaerobic and aerobic, with and without carriers, have shown their efficiency in several hundred industrial applications, leading to applications in municipal treatment. Moving bed biofilm reactors now compete with hybrid systems for upgrading existing activated sludge basins. The biofilm conference also brings together professionals studying clean water aspects of biofilms with those applying them to wastewater reactors. While the latter use the growth of fixed bacteria to optimise the efficiency of treatment systems, the former aim to combat formation of biofilms in distribution networks. But many tools for analysis and modelling can be shared, and the knowledge of what favours biofilm growth and performance can be used to inhibit their occurrence. These proceedings offer an unrivalled authoritative collection of current work worldwide on the research, development and application of biofilm systems.

Extracellular Polymeric Substances the Construction Material of Biofilms

Extracellular Polymeric Substances   the Construction Material of Biofilms Book
Author : Hans-Curt Flemming,A. Leis
Publisher : International Water Assn
Release : 2001-03-31
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Microbial extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) provide the structural matrix for all microbial aggregates such as biofilms, flocs and sludge, and are of great technical and ecological importance. EPS provide and form the space between biofilm cells, mediating both cohesion and adhesion. They serve as a multipurpose functional matrix for microbial communities, which allows the establishment of stable microconsortia. The EPS matrix governs diffusional and convectional mass transport because it occurs in various densities, including void spaces such as pores and channels. This creates different types of physico-chemical gradients, providing habitats in which aerobic and anaerobic organisms can coexist in close proximity and largely independent of the conditions in the water phase. Major aspects of EPS include mechanical stability, as in the case of biofouling when unwanted biofilms have to be removed, and the stability of biofilms in bioreactors; interaction with substrata in bioleaching, biocorrosion, and biodeterioration; sorption capacity for dissolved and particulate substances (biosorption), representing both a sink and source of sorbed material; enhanced resistance of biofilm organisms to biocides. The 25 peer-reviewed articles selected for these proceedings provde both a starting point for newcomers to the field and a state-of-the-art survey for the more experienced. With a diversity of approaches, ranging from sophisticated microanalysis to industrial applications, these papers provide a broad understanding of EPS from the viewpoints of microbiologists, polymer scientists, chemists and engineers, and showing how EPS may be seen as the key to understanding and controlling all forms of microbial aggregates.

Sci tech News

Sci tech News Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2003
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biofilms

Biofilms Book
Author : British Biofilm Club. Meeting
Publisher :
Release : 1997
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Scientist

New Scientist Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1992
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Productive Biofilms

Productive Biofilms Book
Author : Kai Muffler,Roland Ulber
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-10-15
ISBN : 3319096958
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book review series presents current trends in modern biotechnology. The aim is to cover all aspects of this interdisciplinary technology where knowledge, methods and expertise are required from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science. Volumes are organized topically and provide a comprehensive discussion of developments in the respective field over the past 3-5 years. The series also discusses new discoveries and applications. Special volumes are dedicated to selected topics which focus on new biotechnological products and new processes for their synthesis and purification. In general, special volumes are edited by well-known guest editors. The series editor and publisher will however always be pleased to receive suggestions and supplementary information. Manuscripts are accepted in English.

McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2010

McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology  2010 Book
Author : McGraw-Hill
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2009-12-22
ISBN : 0071639284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than 150 articles explore the latest advances in science and technology For more than 45 years, this annual publication has made information on the latest trends and developments in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles. Readers will find 150 articles from 200+ leaders in their respective fields covering disciplines from Astronomy to Zoology. The Yearbook will be of interest to students, writers, researchers, professionals, and general readers.

Microbios

Microbios Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1998
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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