Accession Number:

ADA470200

Title:

Diagnosing Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: A State-of-the-Art Review

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Diagnosing microbiologically influenced corrosion MIC after it has occurred requires a combination of microbiological, metallurgical, and chemical analyses. MIC investigations have typically attempted to 1 identify causative microorganisms in the bulk medium or associated with the corrosion products. 2 identify a pit morphology consistent with an MIC mechanism, and 3 identify a corrosion product chemistry that is consistent with the causative organisms. The following sections provides discussion of available techniques, their advantages and disadvantages, and most importantly, their limitations.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE