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Project: Electrochemical control of biofilm-forming micro-organisms : screening, identification, and design of new knowledge-based technologies

project duration
01-SEP-04 – 31-AUG-07
abstract
A concept of electrochemically active biofilms has emerged from a few studies showing that some bacteria forming biofilms on conductive materials can achieve a direct electrochemical connection with the substrate using it as electron exchanger, without the aid of additional mediators. Six scientific organisations and one industrial company joint efforts to decipher the mechanisms responsible for the biofilm formation, identify the micro-organisms involved, and assess the feasibility of new technologies and applications.