Aquatic biofilms : ecology, water quality and wastewater by Anna M. Romani, Helena Guasch, M. Dolors Balaguer

By Anna M. Romani, Helena Guasch, M. Dolors Balaguer

Biofilms in aquatic ecosystems colonize quite a few surfaces (sand, rocks, leaves) and play a key function within the setting. Aquatic biofilms provide power and natural subject to the nutrition chain, they're very important in recycling natural topic, and so they give a contribution to water caliber. This e-book is a concise evaluation of the present wisdom on aquatic biofilms, with an emphasis at the features and ecology of biofilms in traditional ecosystems, in addition to a spotlight on biofilm functions associated with water toxins difficulties. The booklet is split into 3 sections: "Biofilms Mode of Life," "Biofilms and Pollution," and "New applied sciences utilizing Biofilms." within the first part, the aquatic biofilm mode of lifestyles is defined and reviewed. Key features lined contain the three-d constitution and cell-to-cell conversation of biofilms, their dynamic prokaryotic range, and their very important function in biogeochemical cycles. this can be via a accomplished examine using biofilms in water caliber. extra chapters speak about environmental probability review, tracking, and ecotoxicological methods. extra themes contain biofilm improvement in sewage pipes and the possibility of microbial modifications in those structures. the ultimate part specializes in very important examples of novel applied sciences according to biofilms for water therapy, together with the biodegradation of pollution, the appliance of bioelectrogenic biofilms, and the biofilm capability for nitrogen removing. [Subject: Molecular Biology, existence technology]

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