Introduction to Biofilm Engineering

Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam (Redaktør) ; Rajesh K. Sani (Redaktør)

This textbook provides a strong foundation in biofilm engineering for graduate students from chemistry, microbiology, and engineering backgrounds. This text also serves as a valuable tool for faculty who are interested in introducing new courses on biofilm engineering, and as a useful supplement for undergraduate students. Les mer
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This textbook provides a strong foundation in biofilm engineering for graduate students from chemistry, microbiology, and engineering backgrounds. This text also serves as a valuable tool for faculty who are interested in introducing new courses on biofilm engineering, and as a useful supplement for undergraduate students. The book covers a wide range of topics, including basic biofilm concepts, engineering biofilms, imaging biofilms, the analysis of biofilm
activity, biofilms applications, and negative impacts of biofilms, such as biocorrosion and disease.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface

Chapter 1. Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Its Relationship to Biofilm Development Jinshui Lin and Juanli Cheng

Chapter 2. Role of Exopolysaccharides in Biofilm Formation Payal Gupta, Parul A. Pruthi, and Vikas Pruthi

Chapter 3. Biofilm-Biology-Informed Biofilm Engineering for Environmental Biotechnology Yidan Hu, Manisha Mukherjee, and Bin Cao

Chapter 4. Medical Biofilms Kedar Diwakar Mandakhalikar

Chapter 5. Surface Engineering Approaches for Controlling Biofilms and Wound Infections Balaji Ramachandran and Vignesh Muthuvijayan

Chapter 6. Nanomaterials for Antibiofilm Activity Surya Prakash Singh and Aravind Kumar Rengan

Chapter 7. Extremophilic Biofilms: Exploring the Prospects Kaustubh Chandrakant Khaire, Seema Patel, Parmeshwar Vitthal Gavande, Vijayan and Suryakant Moholkar, and Arun Goyal

Chapter 8. Microbial Electroactive Biofilms Rashmi Kiran and Sunil A. Patil

Chapter 9. Biofilms and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in the Petroleum Industry Damon C. Brown and Raymond J. Turner

Chapter 10. Antibiotic Resistance in Biofilms Sahana Vasudevan, Harold Abraham Joseph, Shogan Sugumar Swamy, and Adline Princy Solomon

Chapter 11. Spectral Fingerprinting of Escherichia coli C and Micrococcus luteus Biofilms by Enhanced Darkfield-Hyperspectral Imaging Microscopy Yuxiang Shen and Appala Raju Badireddy

Chapter 12. Mathematical Modeling of Biofilms B. D'Acunto, L. Frunzo, V. Luongo, and M. R. Mattei

Chapter 13. Review of Current Applications of Microbial Biopolymers in Soil and Future Perspectives S. Sevinc Sengor

Editors' Biographies
Author Index
Subject Index

Om forfatteren

Dr. Rathinam is a Research Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His research activities are focused on bioelectrochemical engineering, biofilm engineering, and nanobiotechnology. Recently, he received the Young Faculty Award in Chemical Engineering for his outstanding accomplishments in teaching and research. He is a recipient of the prestigious Bioenergy-Award for Cutting
Edge Research, and the Australian Overseas Award. His accomplishments include more than 30 journal articles, nine book chapters, four books, one patent, and he is a PI for three research grants. Dr. Rathinam is also a panelist for reviewing research grants for federal agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is an associate editor for IEEE Access, a guest editor for Bioresource Technology SI Thermophiles, and an editorial board member for some reputed journals.

Dr. Sani is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and the Department of Applied Biological Sciences at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His research expertise includes Extremophilic Bioprocessing, Biocatalysis, Biomaterials, Gas to Liquid Fuels, Genome Editing of Extremophiles, Homo/Heterologous Expression of Genes, and Metabolic Engineering. Over the past 13 years, he has acted as the PI or co-PI on over $18.39 million in funded
research. He has one patent, seven invention disclosures, published over 73 peer-reviewed articles in high impact factor journals, and has contributed to several book chapters. In addition, he has edited five books, and one Proceedings for Springer International Publishing AG. Dr Sani has also been leading a research
consortium funded by the NSF with the aid of 69 scientists and engineers.