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Desorbtion of bacteria from flocs

pitchers at wrcplc.co.uk pitchers at wrcplc.co.uk
Wed Sep 24 06:50:12 EST 1997

From:	NAME: Robert Pitchers
	FUNC: Microbiology <PITCHERS at MARSA1@TITAN>
To:	smtp%"biofilms at net.bio.net"@internet

I am interested in bacterial colonisation of flocs from a water treatment
works. The predominant composition of the floc material is iron.

The material can be easily disrupted by physical techniques to remove the
attached micro-organisms. However, can anyone suggest whether there are
suitable detergents or other agents which can be used to aid dispersion of the
desorbed micro-organisms. 


Robert Pitchers

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