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In situ biofilm coupon device

United States Patent

5,641,642
June 24, 1997
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An apparatus for characterization of in-situ microbial biofilm populations in subsurface groundwater. The device permits biofilm-forming microorganisms to adhere to packing material while emplaced in a groundwater strata, so that the packing material can be later analyzed for quantity and type of microorganisms, growth rate, and nutrient requirements.
Peyton; Brent M. (Kennewick, WA), Truex; Michael J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 534,142
September 26, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.