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Biofilm Processes

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The biofilm process is a process which uses a biofilm for the purposes of filtration, bioremediation or barrier formation. A biofilm is a complex and heterogeneous matrix of microorganisms attatched to and growing on a surface. Biofilms are most often found on solid substrates that are exposed to an aqueous solution. Biofilms are particularly effective due to the complex matrix structure which protects inner cells, facilitates communication and interactions amongst the cells, and allows for growth through cell division and adhesion.

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