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dc.contributor.authorBryers, James D.
dc.contributor.authorCharacklis, William G.
dc.identifier.citationBryers, J.D. and W.G. Characklis, "Kinetics of Initial Biofilm Formation Within a Turbulent Flow system," in E.F.C. Somerscales and J.G. Knudsen (eds.), Fouling of Heat Transfer Equipment, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., Washington, DC, 1981, pp. 313-333.en_US
dc.identifier.other0 8-9116 199 -6
dc.description.abstractA kinetic expression is presented which describes biofouling film development from clean surface conditions to the onset of fluid frictional resistance increase. Biofouling experiments were conducted in a system which provides control of biological activity in the bulk fluid while simulating turbulent flow conditions. The effect of three system parameters - dispersed biomass concentration, Reynolds Number, and dispersed biomass growth rate - on the rate of initial biofilm formation is presented. Primary biofilm accumulation is described using a first order rate expression with the resultant first order rate constant a linear function of the considered parameters. (A)en_US
dc.titleKinetics of initial biofilm formation within a turbulent flow systemen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFouling of Heat Transfer Equipmenten_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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