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Conditioning Films in Aquatic Environments

  1. René P. Schneider1,
  2. Andrew Leis2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env036

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Schneider, R. P. and Leis, A. 2003. Conditioning Films in Aquatic Environments. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil

  2. 2

    Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • Definition

  • Sources of Organic and Inorganic Compounds in Environmental Waters

  • Investigating Conditioning Films

  • Conditioning Film Analysis

  • Physicochemistry of Conditioning Film Formation

  • Composition of Conditioning Films

  • Modification of Substratum Surface Physicochemistry by Conditioning Films

  • Kinetics of Conditioning Film Deposition

  • Effects of Conditioning Films on Microbial Adhesion

  • Conditioning Films as Sources of Nutrients for Bacteria


  • adhesion to surfaces;
  • biofilms;
  • conditionning films