Biofilms Formation and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) In Different Materials

Authors
Guiamet, Patricia Sandra; Gómez de Saravia, Sandra Gabriela
Publication Year
2017
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Metal surface immersed in natural or industrial waters undergo a sequence of processes in time and space that lead to the formation of biological and inorganic (scaling) deposit adhesion of different microorganisms (bacteria, microalgae, fungi) on the metal surface through extracellular polymeric substances, causing microbiologically influenced corrosion. The biofilm formation and microbiologically influenced corrosion impact on economic interests and after inorganic corrosion they are the most important problems affecting different industries. The eradication of biofilm in the industry is difficult and costly. Technological importance in the thermoelectric industry by biofilm and biofouling formation lies in energy losses in heat exchanger systems. In the oil industry, problems derived from the presence of biofilms as filter plugging, corrosion in structures storage and distribution of fuel are presented. The aim of this work is to show the different industry cases of microbiologically influenced corrosion: jet aircraft fuel storage tanks and distribution plant, steel plant, thermoelectric industry. The evaluation of microbiologically influenced corrosion and the biofilm formation are investigated. Microbial counts were performed by conventional techniques. The formation of the biofilm and the attack on the metal surface were studied through scanning electron microscopic techniques. Different results were obtained for each of the industrial environments studied. Strategies to evaluate corrosion problems systems are proposed through microbiological and physical-chemical studies.
Fil: Guiamet, Patricia Sandra. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Fil: Gómez de Saravia, Sandra Gabriela. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo; Argentina
Subject
BIOFILMS
BIOFOULING
MICROBIOLOGICALLY INFLUENCED CORROSION
MIC
MATERIALS
INDUSTRIES
ENVIRONMENT
Otras Ingeniería Química
Ingeniería Química
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Recubrimientos y Películas
Ingeniería de los Materiales
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/64101