The role of localized acidity generation in microbially influenced corrosion

Alternative titleLocalized acidity generation as a crux of microbially influenced corrosion
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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-017-1254-6
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TypeArticle
Journal titleCurrent Microbiology
ISSN0343-8651
1432-0991
Volume74
Issue4
Pages870876
Subjectbiocorrosion; pH; blofilm; sulfate reducing bacteria; nitrate reducing bacteria; methanogen
AbstractMicrobially influenced corrosion is of great industrial concern. Microbial coupling of metal oxidation to sulfate-, nitrate-, nitrite-, or CO2-reduction is proton-mediated, and some sulfate-reducing prokaryotes are capable of regulating extracellular pH. The analysis of the corrosive processes catalyzed by nitrate reducing bacteria and methanogenic archaea indicates that these microorganisms may be capable of regulating extracellular pH as well. It is proposed that nutrient limitation at metal-biofilm interfaces may induce activation of enzymatic proton-producing/proton-secreting functions in respiratory and methanogenic microorganisms to make them capable of using Fe0 as the electron donor. This can be further verified through experiments involving measurements of ion and gas concentrations at metal-biofilm interfaces, microscopy, and transcriptomics analyses.
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PublisherSpringer
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationAquatic and Crop Resource Development; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC numberNRC-ACRD-56228
NPARC number23001929
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