Accession Number:

ADA621580

Title:

Role of Fe-Oxidizing Bacteria in Metal Bio-Corrosion in the Marine Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2008-31 Mar 2015

Corporate Author:

BIGELOW LAB FOR OCEAN SCIENCES WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR ME

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The primary objective of this project was to understand the role that the iron-oxidizing bacteria, a unique group of chemolithoautotrophic microbes, play in the corrosion of steel. Despite significant research showing that microbially-induced corrosion MIC is an important contributor to the corrosion and destruction of steel structures, almost no previous work has been done to show what effects Fe-oxidizing bacteria may have on this process. Corrosion is a major issue for the Naval fleet, as well as fixed and floating assets that support fleet operations. Four lines of inquiry were identified in line with the primary objective.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE