Published: Jan 1994
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Sulfiding corrosion induced by the action of consortia containing sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) in biofilms is a problem with most common engineering materials. It is now possible to use a model based on basic thermodynamic reasoning and information on complexation and alteration kinetics to make some predictions about the mineralogy and form of the corrosion products. This analysis, applied to a variety of materials, gives predictions in agreement with experimentation.
microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), stability diagrams
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Washington, DC,
Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL