Biofouling is the unwanted growth of microorganisms on surfaces. In the industrial sector it usually results in additional costs and downtimes because cleaning and maintenance are required more frequently. Biofouling can also have an effect on the efficiency of processes, for example in heat exchangers because of a reduction in heat transfer, or a lowering of flow speeds. Biofouling can also lead to biocorrosion which in turn causes material damage.
Bioclear is called in by industrial clients to resolve fouling problems. Together with our clients we diagnose whether the problem is biological in nature and search for practical solutions to avoid or manage the fouling problem.