Marine and Industrial Biofouling Book
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Marine and Industrial Biofouling

  • Author : Hans-Curt Flemming
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-12-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540697961

Marine and Industrial Biofouling Excerpt :

Biofouling is a costly problem, and it is encountered in a wide spectrum of technical systems, ranging from the shipping industry, power industry, water purification, automobile industry, paint and pharmaceuticals, to the microelectronics and food industries. Micro- and macroorganisms attach to surfaces and accumulate there, forming biofilms that cause interferences – a fundamentally natural process. Usually, a medical paradigm is applied: kill biofilms and the problem is solved. This leads to excessive biocide use. However, the success of this strategy is very limited; furthermore it leads to equipment damage and environmental pollution. Simply trying to kill the fouling organisms is clearly not seen as a successful strategy while cleaning is put forward as much more important. In this book, strategies to prevent adhesion, to mitigate the extent and effects of biofouling, and to detect and remove fouling layers are presented. Holistic approaches to the fouling process are elaborated, taking into account options such as nutrient limitation, repellent and easy-to-clean surfaces for fouling layer limitation, and replacing biocides with more environmentally friendly methods – in other words: learning how to live with fouling biofilms without suffering the damage they can do.

Industrial Biofouling Book

Industrial Biofouling

  • Author : T. Reg Bott
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-02-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0080932606

Industrial Biofouling Excerpt :

Industrial Biofouling discusses the the challenges--and to a lesser extent, the benefits--of biofilms on industrial processing surfaces. It addresses the operating problems caused by establishment and growth of microorganisms, thereby enabling effective equipment design and operation that minimizes biofouling. Discusses the chemical and physical control of biofilm growth, with coverage of dosing techniques, equipment cleaning, and cost management Presents methods for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of control techniques Incorporates explicit figures and diagrams to aid in understanding

Biofouling and Biocorrosion in Industrial Water Systems Book

Biofouling and Biocorrosion in Industrial Water Systems

  • Author : Hans-Curt Flemming
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642765438

Biofouling and Biocorrosion in Industrial Water Systems Excerpt :

Microbial growth and contamination ("Biofouling") in water systems represents a significant threat to the quality of waters produced for the microelectronic, pharmaceutical, petroleum, paper, food and other manufacturing industries. Biofouling can lead to biologically induced corrosion ("Biocorrosion"), which can cause severe damage to the equipment. Both biofouling and biocorrosion are frequently not recognized in time, underestimated, or linked with the wrong causes. The book represents a new approach by introducing biofilm properties and dynamics as basic principles of biofouling and biocorrosion, thus providing a better understanding and the means of fighting the undesired effects of biofilms. The most important features are: Case histories of biofouling in water treatment.- Detection and monitoring of biofouling.- Reverse osmosis membrane biofouling.- Biocide efficacy and biofouling control.- Plant design considerations for preventing biofouling.- Case histories of biocorrosion.- Detection, monitoring, control and prevention of biocorrosion.- Fundamentals of biofouling and biocorrosion mechanisms.

Biofilms in Medicine  Industry and Environmental Biotechnology Book

Biofilms in Medicine Industry and Environmental Biotechnology

  • Author : Piet Lens
  • Publisher : IWA Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003-04-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 634
  • ISBN 10 : 9781843390190

Biofilms in Medicine Industry and Environmental Biotechnology Excerpt :

Biofilms are of great practical importance for beneficial technologies such as water and wastewater treatment and bioremediation of groundwater and soil. In other settings biofilms cause severe problems, for example in 65% of bacterial infections currently treated by clinicians (particularly those associated with prosthetics and implants), accelerated corrosion in industrial systems, oil souring and biofouling. Until recently, the structure and function of biofilms could only be inferred from gross measures of biomass and metabolic activity. This limitation meant that investigators involved in biofilm research and application had only a crude understanding of the microbial ecology, physical structure and chemical characteristics of biofilms. Consequently, opportunities for the exploitation and control of biofilms were very limited. The past decade has witnessed the development of several new techniques to elucidate the structure and function of biofilms. Examples include: the use of molecular probes that identify different microbes in complex communities as well as their metabolic functions; the use of microsensors that show concentration gradients of key nutrients and chemicals; the use of confocal laser scanning microscopy to describe the physical structure of biofilms and the development of a new generation of mathematical models that allow for the prediction of biofilm structure and function. However, much progress remains to be made in efforts to understand, control and exploit biofilms. This timely book will introduce its readers to the structure and function of biofilms at a fundamental level as determined during the past decade of research, including: Extracellular polymers as the biofilm matrix; Biofilm phenotype (differential gene expression, interspecies signalling); Biofilm ecology; Biofilm monitoring; Resistance of biofilms to antimicrobial agents and Biofilm abatement. Biofilms in Medicine, Industry and Environmental Technology offers a holistic and mu

Operational and Environmental Consequences of Large Industrial Cooling Water Systems Book

Operational and Environmental Consequences of Large Industrial Cooling Water Systems

  • Author : Sanjeevi Rajagopal
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-01-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461416975

Operational and Environmental Consequences of Large Industrial Cooling Water Systems Excerpt :

The use of water for industrial purposes is of foremost importance. It is used as a coolant and industrial activities dealing with power generation, steel and iron, paper and pulp and oil require very large amounts of water. The industry, therefore, resorts to large scale abstraction of water from natural water bodies. This water is often treated with chemicals to combat operational problems like biofouling and corrosion. Such withdrawal and subsequent discharge of large amounts of water have the potential to impart significant impact on the recipient water body. The organisms drawn along with the cooling water, as well as those residing at the discharge zone, are subjected to a combination of mechanical, thermal and chemical stress on a continuous basis.

Supramolecular Chemistry in Corrosion and Biofouling Protection Book

Supramolecular Chemistry in Corrosion and Biofouling Protection

  • Author : Viswanathan S. Saji
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000516708

Supramolecular Chemistry in Corrosion and Biofouling Protection Excerpt :

Supramolecular chemistry, "the chemistry beyond the molecule", is a fascinating realm of modern science. The design of novel supramolecular structures, surfaces, and techniques are at the forefront of research in different application areas, including corrosion and biofouling protection. A team of international experts provide a comprehensive view of the applications and potential of supramolecular chemistry in corrosion and biofouling prevention. Chapter topics include types and fundamentals of supramolecules, supramolecular polymers and gels, host-guest inclusion compounds, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, metallo-assemblies, cyclodextrins, crown ethers, mesoporous silica and supramolecular structures of graphene and other advances. Additional Features include: Focuses on different aspects of supramolecular chemistry in corrosion and biofouling prevention. Comprehensively covers supramolecular interactions that can provide better corrosion and biofouling protection. Provides the latest developments in self-healing coatings. Explores recent research advancements in the suggested area. Includes case studies specific to industries. The different supramolecular approaches being investigated to control corrosion and biofouling are gathered in one well-organized reference to serve senior undergraduate and graduate students, research students, engineers, and researchers in the fields of corrosion science & engineering, biofouling, and protective coatings.

Pulp and Paper Industry Book

Pulp and Paper Industry

  • Author : Pratima Bajpai
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-04-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128034262

Pulp and Paper Industry Excerpt :

Pulp and Paper Industry: Microbiological Issues in Papermaking features in-depth and thorough coverage of microbiological issues in papermaking and their consequences and the current state of the different alternatives for prevention, treatment and control of biofilm/slime considering the impact of the actual technological changes in papermaking on the control programmes. The microbial issues in paper mill systems, chemistry of deposits on paper machines, the strategies for deposit control and methods used for the analysis of biofouling are all dealt in this book along with various growth prevention methods. The traditional use of biocides is discussed taken into account the new environmental regulations regarding their use. Finally, discusses the trends regarding the future of the microbiological control in papermaking systems. In-depth coverage of microbiological issues in papermaking and their consequences Discusses eco-efficient processes (green processes) for biofilm/slime control Offers a thorough review of the current literature with links to the primary literature Comprehensive indexing Author is an authority in the pulp and paper industry

Biofouling Book


  • Author : Simone Dürr
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444315479

Biofouling Excerpt :

Biofouling (the colonisation of an interface by a diverse array of organisms) is almost always a problem where it occurs, as it negatively affects surfaces, the materials that they are made from and the structures that they form, and can even destroy them. This comprehensive book covers in detail in its first section the processes involved in marine , freshwater and medical biofouling including coverage of settlement by larvae and spores, biofouling community processes, epibiosis (biofouling on living organisms) and microbial fouling, including biofilms deleterious to human health. The book's second section, encompassing biofouling processes with industrial implications, includes coverage of biofouling on artificial substrata, paints and coatings technology for the control of marine biofouling, biofouling and antifouling in the maritime industries, such as shipping, offshore oil , and aquaculture, and in power stations and other industries. The impacts of both biofouling and biofouling control and details of current legislation of relevance to biofouling issues are fully covered. The book's final section looks at methods for the measurement of biofouling, and future prospects for biofouling, including in-depth coverage of the changes anticipated in biofouling worldwide due to global climate change, and likely future directions in antifouling research, technology and legislation. Biofouling, which includes contributions from many international experts, is an essential reference for all those working in the antifouling industry including those involved in formulation of antifouling products such as paints and other coatings. Aquatic biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and lawyers, marine engineers, aquaculture personnel, chemists, and medical researchers will all find much of interest within this book. All universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this important work on their shelves.

Corrosion Problems and Solutions in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry Book

Corrosion Problems and Solutions in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry

  • Author : Alec Groysman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319452562

Corrosion Problems and Solutions in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry Excerpt :

This book addresses corrosion problems and their solutions at facilities in the oil refining and petrochemical industry, including cooling water and boiler feed water units. Further, it describes and analyzes corrosion control actions, corrosion monitoring, and corrosion management. Corrosion problems are a perennial issue in the oil refining and petrochemical industry, as they lead to a deterioration of the functional properties of metallic equipment and harm the environment – both of which need to be protected for the sake of current and future generations. Accordingly, this book examines and analyzes typical and atypical corrosion failure cases and their prevention at refineries and petrochemical facilities, including problems with: pipelines, tanks, furnaces, distillation columns, absorbers, heat exchangers, and pumps. In addition, it describes naphthenic acid corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen damages, sulfidic corrosion, microbiologically induced corrosion, erosion-corrosion, and corrosion fatigue occurring at refinery units. At last, fouling, corrosion and cleaning are discussed in this book.

Marine Biofouling Book

Marine Biofouling

  • Author : Alexander I. Railkin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-29
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9780203503232

Marine Biofouling Excerpt :

Recent instances of bioinvasion, such as the emergence of the zebra mussel in the American Great Lakes, generated a demand among marine biologists and ecologists for groundbreaking new references that detail how organisms colonize hard substrates, and how to prevent damaging biomass concentrations. Marine Biofouling: Colonization Processes a

Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry Book
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Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry

  • Author : H. L. M. Lelieveld
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 756
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081001974

Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry Excerpt :

Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry, Second Edition, continues to be an authoritative reference for anyone who needs hands-on practical information to improve best practices in food safety and quality. The book is written by leaders in the field who understand the complex issues of control surrounding food industry design, operations, and processes, contamination management methods, route analysis processing, allergenic residues, pest management, and more. Professionals and students will find a comprehensive account of risk analysis and management solutions they can use to minimize risks and hazards plus tactics and best practices for creating a safe food supply, farm to fork. Presents the latest research and development in the field of hygiene, offering a broad range of the microbiological risks associated with food processing Provides practical hygiene related solutions in food facilities to minimize foodborne pathogens and decrease the occurrence of foodborne disease Includes the latest information on biofilm formation and detection for prevention and control of pathogens as well as pathogen resistance

Security of Industrial Water Supply and Management Book

Security of Industrial Water Supply and Management

  • Author : Aysel T. Atimtay
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-08-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400718678

Security of Industrial Water Supply and Management Excerpt :

Over time, the increased use of fresh water for agriculture and industry together with contamination from discharges of pollutants, mean that ever more areas of the planet are becoming water-stressed. Because of the competing needs of communities and industry for fresh water, industry will be challenged to meet its growing demands for water, which is essential for producing the goods and services that would boost human welfare. Thus industry will need to learn how to cost-effectively purify and recycle its wastewater for reuse, ultimately approaching a net zero-discharge condition. The chapters in this book, written by international experts, treat the technical issues of such treatment and water management, and also provide guidance on technologies, either existing or in development, that can potentially achieve the goal of recycle-reuse. The book will serve as a useful reference for academics, government and industry professionals alike.

Handbook  of  Heat Exchanger Fouling Book
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Handbook of Heat Exchanger Fouling

  • Author : Hans Müller-Steinhagen
  • Publisher : IChemE
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 0852954360

Handbook of Heat Exchanger Fouling Excerpt :

This handbook presents the most important technologies concerning the reduction of fouling in heat exchangers and the appropriate technologies of removal and cleaning. Furthermore, the general and scientific fundamentals of heat transfer are explained. Written by experts from Germany, UK and the USA, this book is a reliable adviser for engineers, managers, technicians and students who want to have an overview concerning this field. Advertisements and a table of addresses will enable the reader to get in direct contract with the specialised problem solvers.

Sterile Filtration Book

Sterile Filtration

  • Author : Maik W. Jornitz
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420030099

Sterile Filtration Excerpt :

This book focuses on sterilizing grade filters in the biopharmaceutical industry, emphasizing practical applications of universal and dependable operational protocols, integrity testing, and troubleshooting to streamline the production and preparation of pharmaceuticals. Addresses the complexities of globalizing redundancy in filtration!