hydrogel coating

Promising anti-adhesive coating as a potential biofilm control strategy for drinking water distribution systems. Poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate)-based hydrogel coating reduced the adhesion of Sphingomonas and Pseudomonas, two bacterial genera commonly identified in drinking water biofilms, by up to 99% in four hours tests in parallel-plate flow-chamber set-up. This study provided a proof of concept that introduces the idea of anti-adhesive solutions as a localized strategy for the water distribution network sections that are the most prone to biofilm development.

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Sójka, Olga, Henny C. van der Mei, Patrick van Rijn, and Maria Cristina Gagliano. 2023. “Zwitterionic Poly (Sulfobetaine Methacrylate)-Based Hydrogel Coating for Drinking Water Distribution Systems to Inhibit Adhesion of Waterborne Bacteria.” Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 11.