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A facultative anaerobic species Serratia marcescens ACE2 isolated from the corrosion products of diesel transporting pipeline in North West, India was identified by 16S rDNA sequence analysis. The role of Serratia marcesens ACE2 on biodegradation of diesel and its influence on the corrosion of API 5LX steel has been elucidated. The degrading strain ACE2 is involved in the process of corrosion of steel API 5LX and also utilizes the diesel as an organic source. The quantitative biodegradation efficiency (BE) of diesel was 58%, calculated by gas-chromatography– mass spectrum analysis. On the basis of gas-chromatography– mass spectrum (GC–MS), Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray diffractometer (XRD), the involvement of Serratia marcescens on degradation and corrosion has been investigated. This basic study will be useful for the development of new approaches for detection, monitoring and control of microbial corrosion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serratia marcescens; Diesel pipeline; Biodegradation; Biocorrosion
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 07:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 07:48
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/756

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