Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) is literally the glue that hold bacteria in a biofilm or floc. This glue also allows the floc to act like a sponge - adsorbing organic and inorganic insoluble compounds and forming the matrix that we call biofilm or floc (depending upon your system).
What exactly is the EPS composition? Well it has been found to be:
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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