Influence of Hydrodynamics on Biofilm Accumulation

by Zbigniew Lewandowski, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, United States,
Gabriele Walser, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The influence of hydrodynamics on biofilm thickness was investigated under laminar and turbulent flow conditions. The maximum biofilm thickness was found within the transition region between the laminar and turbulent flow. Biofilm thickness decreased for both higher and lower Reynolds numbers.

Subject Headings: Turbulent flow | Biofilm | Thickness | Hydrodynamics | Laminar flow | Fluid flow | Water treatment

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