The purpose of this paper was to study some effective evaluation methods for the biocide performance on sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) biofilm.
The most probable number method, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), three-dimensional (3D) photos and epifluorescent microscopy were used in this study.
The results showed that the minimum inhibitory concentrations and minimum bactericidal concentrations of them to sessile SRB were greatly more than planktonic SRB. The EIS of the two biocides indicated that the biofilm exposed to higher concentrations of biocide were much more compact and flat, which perfectly coincided with the SEM, 3D photos and the epifluorescent microscopies.
In this paper, it, thus, appears that these methods evaluating biocide performance on the SRB biofilm were really effective by comparing the performance of bis-quaternary ammonium salt (BAQS) and tetrakis hydroxymethyl phosphonium sulfate.
Wu, Y., Liu, H., Zheng, B., Qin, S. and Chen, L. (2016), "The exploration of the effective methods to evaluate the stripping ability of bacteriacide to SRB biofilm", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 63 No. 6, pp. 445-451. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-10-2014-1449Download as .RIS
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