What Are Biofilms?
IUPAC definition (2012) : “Aggregate of microorganisms in which cells that are frequently embedded within a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) adhere to each other and/or to a surface.
Note 1: A biofilm is a fixed system that can be adapted internally to environmental conditions by its inhabitants.
Note 2: The self-produced matrix of EPS, which is also referred to as slime, is a polymeric conglomeration generally composed of extracellular biopolymers in various structural forms.”
-Formation & Examples:
Video explaining quorum sensing :
Removal of a biofilm by ultrasound microbubbles:
Ultrasonic Algae Control in fish farm:
Green Filamentous Algae:
Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) : contribution from DNV-GL.
Calculation of absorption of sound in seawater. National Physical Laboratory
Ship’s Ballast Water Management :
BWT management, the benefits : Examples of some endangered species.
Baseline study of the benefits of micro-organisms : Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.