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Title: Biofouling control with ultrasound

Abstract

Experiments have been carried out on a small-scale simulated cooling water system using a monoculture of Pseudomonas fluorescens to represent the slime-forming microbial community, to examine the opportunities for control using ultrasound. Glass tubes (18 mm I.D. x 1 m long) through which contaminated water flowed at 1 m/s were dosed with ultrasound along the tube axis. Glass tubes were employed to facilitate the use of infrared absorbance for biofilm accumulation assessment. The preliminary results demonstrate that control of biofilm formation and the removal of established biofilms on the inside of tubes may be achieved by the technology, but there may be some limitations with respect to removal.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Birmingham, Edgbaston (GB)
OSTI Identifier:
20075628
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Heat Transfer Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: May-Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0145-7632
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BIOLOGICAL FOULING; HEAT EXCHANGERS; SURFACE CLEANING; ULTRASONIC WAVES; PSEUDOMONAS

Citation Formats

Bott, T.R. Biofouling control with ultrasound. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1080/014576300270898.
Bott, T.R. Biofouling control with ultrasound. United States. doi:10.1080/014576300270898.
Bott, T.R. Thu . "Biofouling control with ultrasound". United States. doi:10.1080/014576300270898.
@article{osti_20075628,
title = {Biofouling control with ultrasound},
author = {Bott, T.R.},
abstractNote = {Experiments have been carried out on a small-scale simulated cooling water system using a monoculture of Pseudomonas fluorescens to represent the slime-forming microbial community, to examine the opportunities for control using ultrasound. Glass tubes (18 mm I.D. x 1 m long) through which contaminated water flowed at 1 m/s were dosed with ultrasound along the tube axis. Glass tubes were employed to facilitate the use of infrared absorbance for biofilm accumulation assessment. The preliminary results demonstrate that control of biofilm formation and the removal of established biofilms on the inside of tubes may be achieved by the technology, but there may be some limitations with respect to removal.},
doi = {10.1080/014576300270898},
journal = {Heat Transfer Engineering},
issn = {0145-7632},
number = 3,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}