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Title Understanding biocorrosion : fundamentals and applications / edited by T. Liengen [and three others] on behalf of Working Party 10 on Microbial Corrosion.
Imprint Amsterdam : Published for the European Federation of Corrosion by Woodhead Publishing Limited, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 423 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour).
Series European Federation of Corrosion publications, 1354-5116 ; Number 66
Woodhead Publishing in materials
Publications (European Federation of Corrosion) ; no. 66. 1354-5116
Woodhead Publishing in materials.
Note Based on material presented during the BIOCOR Summer School with the specific theme "Understanding biocorrosion: fundamentals and applications" hosted by the University of Portsmouth, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science in July 2011--Preface.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Microbiologically influenced corrosion -- Congresses.
Biodegradation -- Congresses.
Biofilms -- Congresses.
Genre Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Cover; Understanding Biocorrosion: Fundamentals and Applications; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Series introduction; Volumes in the EFC series; Preface; Part One Diagnosing and investigating biocorrosion; 1 Understanding corrosion: basic principles; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Materials and surfaces; 1.3 Basic corrosion processes; 1.4 Main forms of corrosion degradation; 1.5 Conclusion; References and further reading; 2 Biofilms and biocorrosion; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Biofilms; 2.3 Corrosion and biocorrosion; 2.4 Molecular techniques for the investigation of biofilm communities.
2.5 DNA microarrays2.6 Mass spectrometric metabolomics for the study of biofilm-influenced corrosion; 2.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 3 Molecular methods for studying biocorrosion; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Requirements for molecular biological studies; 3.3 Molecular methods based on the analysis of the 16S- and18S-rRNA gene sequences; 3.4 Functional genes as a molecular tool; 3.5 Other useful methods; References; 4 Sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and biocorrosion; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Microbially induced corrosion (MIC).
4.3 Sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB): bringing togetherhydrogen, sulphur and nitrogen biocycles4.4 Electron transfer (ET) processes relevant for SRB; 4.5 Bacteria and metal surfaces: influence of extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs); 4.6 Useful methods and tools for MIC assessment; 4.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 5 Electroactive biofilms; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Different types of electron transfer mechanisms; 5.3 Examples of electroactive biofilms (EABs) from the lab; 5.4 EABs and technological applications; 5.5 EABs and biocorrosion; 5.6 Conclusions; References.
6 Immobilization and trapping of living bacteria and applicationsin corrosion studies6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Materials and methods; 6.3 Immunoimmobilization, trapping bacteria and applications; 6.4 BiyoTrap and applications; 6.5 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Part Two Evaluating and modelling biocorrosion; 7 Physical and local electrochemical techniques for measuringcorrosion rates of metals; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Global measurement of corrosion rate; 7.3 Electrochemical techniques for monitoring generalizedcorrosion; 7.4 Electrochemical techniques for monitoring localizedcorrosion.
7.5 ConclusionsReferences; 8 Surface analysis techniques for investigating biocorrosion; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis; 8.3 Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) analysis; 8.4 Combining different analysis techniques; 8.5 Conclusions; References; 9 Modelling long term corrosion of steel infrastructure in naturalmarine environments; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Models and modelling; 9.3 Models for corrosion; 9.4 Factors involved in marine corrosion; 9.5 Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC); 9.6 Corrosion loss model.
Summary Biocorrosion refers to corrosion influenced by bacteria adhering to surfaces in biofilms. Biocorrosion is a major problem in areas such as cooling systems and marine structures where biofilms can develop. This book summarises key recent research in this subject. Part one looks at theories of biocorrosion and measurement techniques. Part two discusses how bacteria and biofilms result in biocorrosion. The final part of the book includes case studies of biocorrosion in areas as diverse as buildings, fuels, marine environments and cooling systems.
Other Author Liengen, T. (Turid), editor.
EFC Working Party on Microbial Corrosion.
European Federation of Corrosion.
Other Title Print version: Understanding Biocorrosion : Fundamentals and Applications (Summer School) (2011 : Portsmouth, England). Understanding biocorrosion 9781782421207