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Title: In situ biofilm coupon device

An apparatus is disclosed for characterization of in-situ microbial biofilm populations in subsurface groundwater. The device permits biofilm-forming microorganisms to adhere to packing material while emplaced in a groundwater strata, so that the packing material can be later analyzed for quantity and type of microorganisms, growth rate, and nutrient requirements. 3 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
512424
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; SCA: 540220; PA: EDB-97:113380; SN: 97001827930
Patent Number(s):
US 5,641,642/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-534,142
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Jun 1997
Research Org:
Battelle Memorial Institute
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; REMEDIAL ACTION; BIODEGRADATION; MICROORGANISMS; GROUND WATER; IN-SITU PROCESSING; ADHESION; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; GROWTH