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dc.contributor.authorUsher, KM
dc.contributor.authorKaksonen, AH
dc.contributor.authorCole, I
dc.contributor.authorMarney, D
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-22T06:34:24Z
dc.date.available2017-11-22T06:34:24Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0964-8305
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ibiod.2014.05.007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173736
dc.description.abstractExternal corrosion of buried carbon steel pipes is a problem of global proportions, affecting a wide range of industries and services. Many factors affect corrosion rates. Biofilms may secrete enzymes and compounds that attack metal, alter local acidity and create differential aeration and galvanic cells. An important consideration is that biofilm metabolisms and enzymatic reactions are constantly in flux, altering the impact of microorganisms on corrosion rates, and thermodynamic equilibrium is not reached. Recent research demonstrates that some anaerobic microorganisms catalyse the oxidation of metallic iron and directly consume the electrons, with serious consequences for corrosion. This review examines relationships between soil characteristics, microbiology and corrosion processes, focussing on the impacts of microorganisms on external corrosion of buried carbon steel pipes. Techniques for improving the understanding of microbially influenced corrosion are considered and critiqued, with the aim of assisting those who work in the area of corrosion mitigation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom84
dc.relation.ispartofpageto106
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
dc.relation.ispartofvolume93
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaterials Engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode091299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.titleCritical review: Microbially influenced corrosion of buried carbon steel pipes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCole, Ivan


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