Springer Series on Biofilms

Marine and Industrial Biofouling

Editors: Flemming, H.-C., Murthy, P.S., Venkatesan, R., Cooksey, K.E. (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art of scientific knowledge in Marine and Industrial Biofouling
  • Detailed overview on aspects of heat exchanger micro- and macrofouling, marine biofouling and approaches to integrated anti-fouling strategies, including reference to the EU biocide guideline
  • Emphasis on methods to detect, analyze, mitigate and prevent biofouling
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Biofouling is a costly problem, and it is encountered in a wide spectrum of technical systems, ranging from the shipping industry, power industry, water purification, automobile industry, paint and pharmaceuticals, to the microelectronics and food industries. Micro- and macroorganisms attach to surfaces and accumulate there, forming biofilms that cause interferences – a fundamentally natural process. Usually, a medical paradigm is applied: kill biofilms and the problem is solved. This leads to excessive biocide use. However, the success of this strategy is very limited; furthermore it leads to equipment damage and environmental pollution. Simply trying to kill the fouling organisms is clearly not seen as a successful strategy while cleaning is put forward as much more important. In this book, strategies to prevent adhesion, to mitigate the extent and effects of biofouling, and to detect and remove fouling layers are presented. Holistic approaches to the fouling process are elaborated, taking into account options such as nutrient limitation, repellent and easy-to-clean surfaces for fouling layer limitation, and replacing biocides with more environmentally friendly methods – in other words: learning how to live with fouling biofilms without suffering the damage they can do.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Why Microorganisms Live in Biofilms and the Problem of Biofouling

    Flemming, Hans-Curt

    Pages 3-12

  • The Effect of Substratum Properties on the Survival of Attached Microorganisms on Inert Surfaces

    Whitehead, K. A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • Mechanisms of Microbially Influenced Corrosion

    Lewandowski, Z. (et al.)

    Pages 35-64

  • Industrial Biofilms and their Control

    Murthy, P. Sriyutha (et al.)

    Pages 65-101

  • Biofilm Control: Conventional and Alternative Approaches

    Flemming, H. -C. (et al.)

    Pages 103-117

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eBook $249.00
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Hardcover $319.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $319.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-08918-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine and Industrial Biofouling
Editors
  • Hans-Curt Flemming
  • P. Sriyutha Murthy
  • R. Venkatesan
  • Keith E. Cooksey
Series Title
Springer Series on Biofilms
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69796-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69796-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-69794-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08918-3
Series ISSN
1863-9607
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
60 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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