Metagenomics and physicochemistry of microbiologically influenced corrosion

Project Details


In this Metagenomics and Physicochemistry of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MAPOMIC) project, all steel sheet piles (infected or not) are sunk into the sediment of the bed of the watercourse. In order to further the understanding into the occurrence of accelerated low water corrosion (ALWC) infestations, we investigated the ambient sediment environment in which the bacteria associated with ALWC may thrive.

We took a multi-discipline approach to investigate the occurrence of this phenomenon. The objective was that by further understanding the hydrochemical, geochemical, and sedimentological controls on the proliferation of the bacteria and hence the occurrence of ALWC, methodologies could then be established for reducing or improved controlling of the occurrence of these bacteria.
Effective start/end date1/06/1331/05/16


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