Non-biodegradable objects may boost microbial growth in water bodies by harnessing bubbles

Atul Srivastava, Kenji Kikuchi & Takuji Ishikawa
Given the ubiquity of bubbles and non-biodegradable wastes in aqueous environments, their transport through bubbles should be widely extant in water bodies. In this study, we investigate the effect of bubble-induced waste transport on microbial growth by using yeasts as model microbes and a silicone rubber object as a model waste. Noteworthily, this object repeatedly rises and sinks in fluid through fluctuations in bubble acquired buoyant forces produced by cyclic nucleation, growth and release of...
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