Microbial Growth under Shear Forces

Gary Lum Gary.Lum at CASRDH.HEALTH.nt.gov.au
Wed May 28 17:41:55 EST 1997

goldmrkr at fast.net wrote:
> Colleagues -
> Does anyone have a reference relating the ability of microorganisms to
> colonize walls of steel pipe under a given flow rate for nutrient media?
> Are there guidelines for maximum flow rates which prevent microbial
> growth
> in a continuous reactor?

I have no industrial references, but the best anology is bacterial
endocarditis.  Bacteria growing on heart valves despite fast flowing



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Royal Darwin Hospital

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