Most of us understand that a Biofilm could have several layers with a protective film or slime between each layer. When we are treating a biofilm different bacteria and viruses might be uncovered as each layer gets exposed. This could become a Pandora’s box if we are not careful. In this paper, we will look at the various methods: of treating a process that contains a biofilm, methods of addition and control of the chemistries used and what might happen if the biofilm is removed too quickly.

18-01: Biofilm Removal Considerations and Protocol

  • Edward T. Ott, Sr., ProMinent Fluid Controls, Inc. (presented by Etienne Prehoda)

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