Biofilms in drinking water distribution systems

M. Batté, B. M.R. Appenzeller, D. Grandjean, S. Fass, V. Gauthier, F. Jorand, L. Mathieu, M. Boualam, S. Saby, J. C. Block

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Biofilms and loose deposits in drinking water distribution systems provide a mosaic of electrochemical and nutritive environments. Limiting biofilms requires a combination of actions with impact is relatively low as discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-168
Number of pages22
JournalReviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Biofilms
  • Chlorine
  • Corrosion
  • Deposits
  • Distribution systems
  • Drinking water
  • Phosphate
  • Plastic material


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