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#1 Chatnoir

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:07 PM

does anyone know how long it roughly would take to establish a biofilm on a surface if you placed it in the ground?

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:06 PM

It will depend largely on humidity/moisture content of the soil - if it is dry, it could take a very long time. Under ideal conditions, I would have thought a week would be OK

Note: I'm not a microbiologist, but do know a bit of microbial ecology.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 01:29 AM

thanks,I want to basically plant electrodes in the ground and grow biofilm on the (large) electrodes, soil is water logged..so conditions would be anaerobic which would slow down the growth...

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:35 AM

It can be even faster then a week.

It all depends on so many parameters.. its hard to tell.

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