Biofouling and Biocorrosion in Industrial Water Systems

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Industrial Biofouling and Biocorrosion, Stuttgart, September 13–14, 1990

  • Hans-Curt Flemming
  • Gill Gregory Geesey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. W. G. Characklis
    Pages 7-27
  3. K. C. Marshall, Barbara L. Blainey
    Pages 29-46
  4. H. C. Flemming
    Pages 47-80
  5. H. F. Ridgway, J. Safarik
    Pages 81-111
  6. Gill Geesey
    Pages 155-164
  7. Robert E. Tatnall
    Pages 165-185
  8. J. William Costerton, J. Boivin
    Pages 195-204
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-220

About these proceedings


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.


Fundament Korrosion Mikrobiologie Wasser biofilm corrosion water

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Curt Flemming
    • 1
  • Gill Gregory Geesey
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Siedlungswasserbau, Chemische AbteilungUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Germany
  2. 2.Dept. of MicrobiologyCalifornia State UniversityLong BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76545-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76543-8
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