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


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

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

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