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Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC): A review from 2005 to 2007
Áreas de investigación
  • Microbiología,
  • Materiales de construccion
In the past, many books, papers, and ad hoc reviews about Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) have been written. During the last IBBS-13 (2005) for example, a review paper about the subject was presented. The aim of this review is to analyze MIC research over the last three years, from 2005 to 2007. MIC represents a cost of about 10% of the whole corrosion process, and affects a wide range of industries, including the power industry, the oil industry, water-treatment plants, aircrafts, etc. MIC also affects different metals and alloys of industrial interest, such as carbon steel and stainless steel, copper-nickel alloys, aluminium alloys, titanium, etc. Microorganisms can colonize metallic materials, develop biofilms, and trigger localised corrosion. Once MIC has developed, it is very difficult to control and, furthermore, it could create environmental or public health problems. Therefore, to study MIC, a metallurgical, microbiological, chemical, and electrochemical approach is required. At present, not many research groups around the world are doing research in this scientific field. However, over the last three years, many papers have been published. This review includes current trends in diagnosis, monitoring, prevention, and control strategies that help in mitigating MIC. State-of-the-art research into MIC can provide fundamental information for the improvement of materials design and industrial processes involved. Future prospects are described with respect to the potential benefits of innovative techniques. Finally, research gaps in this multidisciplinary field will be pointed out. It is hoped that this review will stimulate the knowledge of MIC in industrial settings.
Entidad relacionada
International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society (IBBS)
Nacionalidad Entidad
Sin nacionalidad
Lugar del congreso
Alessio-Siculo, Messina, Italy, 6-11 October 2008.
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  • Autor: Diego Alejandro Moreno Gomez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. en Bioingeniería y Materiales (BIO-MAT)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Ciencia de los Materiales
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