Literature published during the year 2013 regarding the use of biofilms and bioreactors to treat water and wastewater is reviewed herein. The review is organized into the following sections: biofilm formation and factors that impact biofilm formation; extracellular polymeric substance and its ertraction from biofilms; biofilm consortia and quorum sensing; biofilm imaging techniques; biofilm carriers and biofilm reactors.
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- Biofilm reactor
- Extracellular polymeric substance