Biofilm is a collection of bacteria encased in extracellular polymeric substance (EPS). It can be also referred as slime Many industrial companies struggle with biofilm can be removed using enzyme
Biofilm is a collection of bacteria encased in extracellular polymeric substance (EPS). It can be also referred as slime Many industrial companies struggle with biofilm can be removed using enzyme chemistry
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2. Biofilm is a collection of bacteria encased in extracellular
polymeric substance (EPS). It can be also referred as slime.
A biofilm is an aggregate of microorganisms in which cells
adhere to each other on a surface. A biofilm is a protective
matrix produced by, and containing, bacteria which stick to
surfaces and represent a constant source of contamination
in the agri-food industry.
Many industrial companies struggle with biofilm. Biofilms
are highly resistant to traditional cleaning and disinfection
protocols. Once they reach maturity, they will release into
the system, contaminating the whole facility.
3. Biofilm formation occurs step by step, such as
Biofilms are composed of
Uronic acids etc.
4. Biofilm can develop anywhere, but its most often found in
locations that are tough to clean. Biofilms have very strong
chemical resistance, making them a very tough cleaning
Biofilm can form on different surfaces, including
5. Environmental factors that affect the creation of biofilm in food processing are
Biofilm is the indication of the area is unsanitary and needs to be properly
cleaned. Biofilm are recognized to be a critical and hard to remove source of
contamination because they are extremely resistant to cleaning and sanitation
Bacteria form biofilm to protect themselves from heat, light, drying, chemicals
6. Biofilms can be removed by
Formulations and concentrations of cleaning and sanitizing agents
Chemicals used for removal of biofilms are
Traditional products can not solve biofilm / unit make, by mechanical force
may well be a part of the biofilm to be removed.
7. For the removal of biofilm from food and beverage
industrial equipments Realco Company has come up with
an efficient product called Biorem.
The Biorem products offer important advantages over
traditional chemical cleaning solutions
Complete elimination of the biofilms
Removal of further contamination
Noncorrosive on materials
Positive impact on environment
8. The Novozymes enzymes used in the Biorem product
line act specifically on the EPS that forms the structure
of the biofilm, degrading it and allowing the detergent
to remove the biofilm. This enables the subsequent
disinfectant step to reach all the way down to the
exposed bacteria and kill them.
The biofilm is completely pulled away from the surface
and finds itself in the solution. It will be removed from
the facility with the cleaning solution. The micro-
organisms, now unprotected, will be killed during the