PI MU EPSILON PRESENTS
 
Mathematical Modeling of Biofilm-Forming Microbes in Porous Media
 
Dr. Hristo Kojouharov

pme
Friday, November 7
12:00 pm
Room 308 Pickard Hall
 
 
Abstract Biofilm-forming microbes can form biobarriers to inhibit contaminant migration in groundwater. Also subsurface biofilms have the potential for biotransformation of organic contaminants to less harmful forms, thereby providing an in-situ method for treatment of contaminated groundwater supplies. We present a mathematical and numerical model to describe the population distribution and growth of bacteria in porous media.