Synopses & Reviews
Corrosion has been largely considered to be caused only abiotically, without regard of any biological influence. However, corrosion of organic materials, metals, minerals and plastics can be strongly influenced by microorganisms, enhancing the kinetics of the corrosion processes. This book presents case histories, theoretical explanations, and methods for the detection, sanitation and prevention of biologically influenced corrosion.
"...a valuable insight into water as an underrated engineering subject of great importance." Environmental Engineering
Microbially caused damage of materials is largely overlooked or underestimated. This book points out the possibilities of occurrence, the symptoms and the mechanisms of microbially caused corrosion in very different areas. The reader is also provided with the strategies for detection of this corrosion and its countermeasures in industry and the environment.
Table of Contents
: Fundamentals.- Advanced Methods.- Case Histories: Metallic Materials. Inorganic Non-Metallic Materials. Organic Materials.- Technology and Techniques.