publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Prevention and protection of the effects of biocorrosion and biofouling minimizing the environmental impact

Gómez de Saravia, Sandra Gabriela; Guiamet, Patricia Sandra; Videla, Héctor A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Revista de Metalurgia, volume 39, pages 49-54 (issn: 0034-8570, eissn: 1988-4222, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Editorial CSIC
  • Country: Argentina
Biocorrosion and biofouling processes are mediated by microorganisms adhered to the metal surfaces or embedded in a gelatinous matrix called biofilm. Biofilms affect the interaction between metals and the environment not only in deleterious processes like corrosion but also in several biological processes applied to materials recovery and handling. The growth of the microorganisms capable to induce biocorrosion is conditioned by favorable environmental conditions. However, the chemical agents generally used to prevent or protect metallic structures from biocorrosion are highly toxic and after use can have a negative impact on the environment. Four different appr...
free text keywords: Química, Bioquímica, Corrosión, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, Metals and Alloys, Biocide, Biocorrosión, Biofilms, Ozone, Environment, Biocida, Biopelículas, Ozono, Medio ambiente, Mining engineering. Metallurgy, TN1-997
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