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Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2003 Aug;62(2-3):134-9. Epub 2003 May 7.

Microbial iron respiration: impacts on corrosion processes.

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Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.

Abstract

In this review, we focus on how biofilms comprising iron-respiring bacteria influence steel corrosion. Specifically, we discuss how biofilm growth can affect the chemistry of the environment around the steel at different stages of biofilm development, under static or dynamic fluid regimes. We suggest that a mechanistic understanding of the role of biofilm metabolic activity may facilitate corrosion control.

PMID:
12734693
DOI:
10.1007/s00253-003-1314-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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