A total concept of microbiological control
The unique formulation in combination with a unique stability of Oxiline-50 ensures a prolonged micrological control of your entire water system.
Oxiline-50 is not just a product, its a total concept of microbiological control of your water system.
Biofilms are commonly referred to as bacterial biofilms, implying they consist of a single or multiple species of bacteria growing within a slimy substance as a community. However, in nature biofilms consists of multiple organisms ranging from bacteria, fungi, algae, yeast and protozoa.
The life cycle of a biofilm and biofilm formation
Bacteria that exist independently, or a free-floating, are called planktonic. When planktonic bacteria encounter a moist surface with nutrients and aggregate, this is the first stage of biofilm formation. This is also known as “reversible attachment” where the bacteria may separate and become planktonic once again.
If the biofilm continues maturation then the second stage becomes “irreversible attachment”. As the term implies, the bacteria are now committed to the biofilm and during this stage the genetic expression of the bacteria may change. That is, gene function changes so the bacteria adapts and promotes the biofilm.
The third stage is called “maturation” and during this stage the organisms are completely sessile and are secreting the extracellular polymeric substance (EPS), or slime. The production of the EPS is the growth of the biofilm and this can be a fairly rapid process taking place over a number of hours. As the EPS grows more bacteria colonise, or multiply, within the EPS. Presumably, this is when other organisms, such as fungi, join the biofilm community.
The fourth and final stage is “detachment”. This is dispersal, or reproduction, that occurs when chunks of the biofilm detach and reform on some other surface. Alternatively, bacteria can once again become planktonic and re-start the biofilm life cycle.
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