Eashwar, M. and Iyer, S.V. (1986) Microfouling on cathodically protected mild steel in sea water. Bulletin of Electrochemistry , 2 (4). pp. 341-343. ISSN 0256-1654

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The influence of cathodic protection on the rate of microfooling on mild steel was investigated in natural seawater. Cathodic protection was applied at current densities of 0.12 and 0.22 mA/cm2 using sacrificial zinc anodes. The rate of attachment of bacteria and diatoms was observed to increase dramatically as a function of applied current, particularly during the first few days of exposure. It was also found that sulphate-reducing bacteria come into the scene as early as the fourth day white freely corroding specimens encourage SRB activity only by the twelfth day of exposure. The growth rate of calcareous depos~tsw as also investigated to make it comparable with that of microorganisms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cathodic protection; Microfouling
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2012 07:52
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2012 07:52
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2067

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