Hydrodynamic effects on development of mat-like biofilm in a microfluidic environment

Junghyun Kim, Sewoon Han, Seok Chung, Hee Deung Park

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Abstract

Bacterial cells in hydrodynamic environments tend to form biofilms on surface to protect themselves from harsh external conditions. In microfluidic channel, biofilms grew into multi layered mat like structures. In this work, we revealed the effects of hydrodynamic conditions on development of mat like biofilms. Experimental results showed that shear stress had both positive and negative influences on biofilm developments. This result could be more valuable analysis by dimensional analysis or mathematical approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages446-448
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780979806452
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 282012 Nov 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012

Other

Other16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012
CountryJapan
CityOkinawa
Period12/10/2812/11/1

Keywords

  • Biofilms
  • Mat-like biofilms
  • Microfluidics
  • Shear stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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    Kim, J., Han, S., Chung, S., & Park, H. D. (2012). Hydrodynamic effects on development of mat-like biofilm in a microfluidic environment. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012 (pp. 446-448). (Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.