[Biofilms] compression test on biofilm
(by Ashkan.Safari from ucd.ie)
Tue Mar 11 11:14:32 EST 2008
I am a mechanical engineer who is measuring biofilm mechanical properties. I
am currently doing compression tests on mixed biofilm. I have two questions:
1. Biofilm used in the test is a few weeks old, do I expect to see big
difference in results when I do it on very fresh biofilm?
2. I had a 100N load cell and I know sensitivity is low, does it affect
results in unacceptable way?
3. Biofilm is placed in a glass container and I have a surface tension
problem and biofilm sticks to the glass wall, any recommendation to reduce
adhesion? I used PTFE lubricant but didn't work well.
Thanks in advance,
PhD Research Student
UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
University College Dublin
Ph: +353 1 716 1880
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