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TitleBiofilm Bioprocesses
Author(s)Costa, Filomena
Silva, Bruna
Tavares, T.
KeywordsAdded-value chemicals
Biofilm engineering
Environmental remediation
Sustainable biofuels
Issue date2017
CitationCosta, Filomena; Silva, Bruna; Tavares, Teresa, 6 - Biofilm Bioprocesses. In Christian Larroche; Maria Angeles Sanroman; Guocheng Du and Ashok Pandey, Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering - Bioprocesses, Bioreactors and Controls, Elsevier, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-444-63668-3, 143-175
Abstract(s)This text reviews current knowledge on biofilm formation, properties, and specific characteristics and relates them to bioprocesses with industrial interest in the environmental, fine-chemistry, and alternative energy fields. From the basics to the most recent evaluations of biofilm bioprocesses, going through the technological aspects of engineered systems, a thorough presentation is made of microorganisms, metabolic processes, and determinant biologic and processual parameters. These issues are also related to different bioreactors according to a generic approach, so the whole thematic is placed in a perspective for researchers, biologists, and engineers working on the subject. Applications of such processes are also highlighted.
TypeBook part
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