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Testing of project results on field sites under natural conditions

The polyphasic treatment was tested in laboratory and in four field sites. Scotland had established two sites, Germany one full site in Oldenburg and two small testing sites at a quarry and the BIOGEMA offices. In Spain a field site was established on the roof of INASMET Technologies.

The field sites were analyzed in respect of climatic exposure and growth of natural biofilm. After biofilm development occurred, the films were treated and the success was tested using techniques developed within the project consortium. Also the field site results indicate strongly, that polyphasic treatments using permeabilizers, pigment inhibitors, polysaccharide inhibitors, and photosensitizers considerably reduces the amount of dangerous biocides necessary for efficient treatment of biofilm infections on mineral surfaces.

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Geomicrobiology, ICBM, University of Oldenburg
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