Biofilm formation controlled by quartz crystal nanobalance

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Abstract

Chemicals of systematically changed structure were synthesized in order to reduce the activity of aerobic and/or anaerobic bacteria, to inhibit the exopolymer, mainly exopolysaccharide secretion and the metal corrosion, at the same time. The efficiency was parallel monitored by different techniques as microbiological and gravimetric methods. As traditional measuring techniques can only characterize a relatively thick biofilm a new application of quartz crystal nanobalance became an extremely sensitive device to monitor the biofilm formation in the early period and the influence of different biocides on the film formation. Environmentally acceptable chemicals of two different efficiencies i.e. molecules with combined, anticorrosion and biofilm-formation-inhibiting activity were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Volume289-292
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998

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Keywords

  • Aerobe and Anaerobe Bacteria
  • Biocide
  • Cooling Water
  • Desulfovibrio Desulfuricans
  • Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion
  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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