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dc.contributor.authorLewandowski, Zbigniew
dc.contributor.authorBeyenal, Haluk
dc.identifier.citationLewandowski, Z. and H. Beyenal, "Biofilm monitoring: a perfect solution in search of a problem," Wat. Sci., 47(5): 1251-1256 (2003).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe main problem with monitoring biofilms is data interpretation. Biofilm heterogeneity causes monitored parameters to vary from location to location in the same biofilm, and it is difficult to assess to what extent these variations are caused by biofilm heterogeneity and to what extent they reflect other properties of the biofilm. We have used the concept of discretized biofilms, which is an integrated system of biofilm monitoring and data interpretation, to assess the effect of biofilm heterogeneity on biofilm activity. Using this approach we have estimated that a heterogeneous biofilm can be ten times more active, in terms of glucose consumption rate, than a homogeneous biofilm of the same thickness but with uniformly distributed density.en_US
dc.titleBiofilm monitoring: a perfect solution in search of a problemen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleWater Science & Technologyen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US

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