The chemical control of biofouling in industrial water systems

Show simple item record Cloete, T.E. (Thomas Eugene), 1958- Jacobs, L. (Liesel) Brözel, V.S. (Volker Siegfried), 1963- 2007-11-13T05:51:15Z 2007-11-13T05:51:15Z 1998-01
dc.description.abstract Oxidising and non-oxidising biocides are commonly used in an attempt to control biofouling in industrial water systems. Many of these programmes, however, fail due to the incorrect selection and application of these chemical compounds. Knowledge of the organisms to be eliminated and system hydraulics are important operational parameters in ensuring the successful application of chemical control programmes. A further complicating factor is the build up of bacterial resistance to many of these compounds. One way of limiting resistance is the alternation of oxidising and non-oxidising biocides at the correct miminum inhibitory concentration and using these in combination with surface active compounds to dislodge any biofilm. A variety of surface monitoring techniques are in use in order to monitor the success of biofouling control programmes. Unfortunately none of these techniques are ideal and results have to be considered very carefully. en
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dc.identifier.citation Cloete, TE, Jacobs, L & Brözel, VS 1998, 'The chemical control of biofouling in industrial water systems', Biodegradation, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 23-37. [The original publication is available at] en
dc.identifier.issn 0923-9820
dc.identifier.other 10.1023/A:1008216209206
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.rights Springer en
dc.subject Bacterial resistance en
dc.subject Biocides en
dc.subject Biocorrosion en
dc.subject Biofouling monitoring dispersants en
dc.subject Chemical control programmes
dc.subject.lcsh Fouling -- Control
dc.subject.lcsh Biodegradation
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial water supply
dc.subject.lcsh Oxidizing agents
dc.subject.lcsh Biotechnological process monitoring
dc.subject.lcsh Biofilms
dc.title The chemical control of biofouling in industrial water systems en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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