Andruchovets V.M.

Conditions of Formation and Structure of Biofilms

We analyze the conditions (temperature, рН, physical and chemical features of substrates structure, a liquid growth medium, a cell surface, mass-transfer processes) which influence the optimal development of a biofilm, including an anode biofilm formed directly on the anode of a microbial fuel cell (МFC). We define that the quality and properties of the biofilm influence an extracellular polymeric matrix and the presence of quorum-sensing between members of microbial community.