Maruthamuthu, S. and Eashwar, M. and Iyer, S.V.K. (2004) A possible role for phototrophic sulphur bacteria in the promotion of anaerobic metal corrosion. Current Science, 86 (5). pp. 639-641. ISSN 0011-3891

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Bacteria associated with the biological sulphur cycle play a particularly dominant role in the process of metallic corrosion. This is largely due to the ubiquitous presence of these bacteria in natural environments1,2. Unsurprisingly, sulphatereducing bacteria have been the main highlight in numerous bio-corrosion investigations. A vast number of mechanisms3–8 have been proposed in the literature to explain the rather multifarious process of anaerobic corrosion. The deterioration of iron and concrete by aerobic sulphur bacteria (thiobacilli) is more straightforward. These bacteria oxidize sulphur and/or sulphide to sulphuric acid9.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 02:43
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