The control of bacteria attached to surfaces - commonly known as biofilm - is becoming recognized as perhaps the most important function of an industrial microbiological program. We describe here a versatile laboratory method for the generation of reproducible biofilms and
demonstrate its utility in assessing the biofilm eradication ability of several common industrial oxidizing and non-oxidizing biocides.
Keywords: biofilm, biocide, minimum biofilm eradication concentration, MBEC, Calgary Biofilm Device, CBD, sodium bromide, activated sodium bromide, chlorine, glutaraldehyde, isothiazolone, quatemary compound, polyquat, hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid,
tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium chloride, decylthioethaneamine hydrochloride, BCDMH, stabilized bromine chloride, bleach, Pseudomonas aeruginosa