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The present study enlightens the role of Bacillus cereus ACE4 on biodegradation of commercial corrosion inhibitors (CCI) and the corrosion process on API 5LX steel. Bacillus cereus ACE4, a dominant facultative aerobic species was identified by 16S rDNA sequence analysis, which was isolated from the corrosion products of refined diesel-transporting pipeline in North West India. The effect of CCI on the growth of bacterium and its corrosion inhibition efficiency were investigated. Corrosion inhibition efficiency was studied by rotating cage test and the nature of biodegradation of corrosion inhibitors was also analyzed. This isolate has the capacity to degrade the aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbon present in the corrosion inhibitors. The degraded products of corrosion inhibitors and bacterial activity determine the electrochemical behavior of API 5LX steel.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diesel pipeline;Corrosion inhibitors;Rotating cage methods; Biodegradation;Microbiologically influenced corrosion
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 10:24
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/819

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