Take a sneak peek at the new NIST.gov and let us know what you think!
(Please note: some content may not be complete on the beta site.).
NIST Authors in Bold
|Author(s):||Vytautas Reipa; Jamie L. Almeida; Kenneth D. Cole;|
|Title:||Long-Term Monitoring of Biofilm Growth and Disinfection Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance and Reflectance Measurements|
|Published:||September 01, 2006|
|Abstract:||An biofilm reactor was constructed that allows for real-time monitoring of the growth and removal of biofilms by monitoring the response of a quartz crystal mircrobalance (QCM) and a novel method of measuring the reflectance of light off the surface of the electrode. A model system based on biofilm growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) on the surface. Bioreactors were run for over 5 days. Removal of the biofilm by a disenfectant (chlorine) was also measured in real time. The bioreactor will allow us to rapidly measure the formation of a biofilm and conditions for its removal.|
|Citation:||Journal of Microbiological Methods|
|Pages:||pp. 449 - 459|
|Keywords:||biofilm,bioreactor,quartz crystal microbalance,reflectance|
|Research Areas:||Bioscience & Health|