RESEARCH NEWS: 3D X-RAY IMAGING OF BIOFILM DEPOSITION


Sabine Rolland du Roscoat (3SR)
Sabine Rolland du Roscoat (3SR)

Researchers from the Laboratoire 3SR have obtained the first 3D images of a biofilm, formed on a fixed bed of biolite beads.

This development opens up possibilities to better understand processes which rely on bio filtration or any other area which is affected by biofilm deposition.

Image: three dimensional view of a biofilm (purple) on biolite beads (yellow) obtained at the ESRF facility
Image: three dimensional view of a biofilm (purple) on biolite beads (yellow) obtained at the ESRF facility