Characterization and Screening of Thermophilic Bacilli on Stainless Steel
Bacteria form biofilms on the surfaces of stainless steel equipment in food processing industries, releasing
bacteria that compromise the safety and quality of the final product. Other unfavourable conditions associated
with biofilms that affect food manufacturers include reduced flow through blocked tubes, reduced plant run
times, corrosion of stainless steel, and reduced heat transfer through plate heat exchangers.