Chapter 5 Biofilms in Industrial Environments

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Contributing Author:  Alfred Cunningham

Many industries encounter pesky biofilms that can plague their manufacturing processes and/or foul their products. It is estimated that biofilms cause industry literally billions of dollars a year in lost production and treatment.  As is true with biofilms in any environment, it is important to recognize when problems are the result of a biofilm, as their treatment will differ accordingly.  This chapter discusses these issues. (In first draft form).

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