Influence of Cr3+ on microbial cluster formation in biofilm and on steel corrosion

Herbert H.P. Fang, Lichong Xu, Kwong Yu Chan

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Abstract

Pit corrosion of mild steel in seawater increased with Cr3+ concentration. SEM observations showed that increasing Cr3+ concentration caused microbes in biofilm on the steel surface to aggregate forming clusters. AFM images suggested that pit corrosion occurred largely on the mild steel surface between clusters, and only little corrosion on the surface covered by microbes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-805
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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Steel corrosion
Corrosion
Steel
Biofilms
Carbon steel
Seawater
Scanning electron microscopy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Fang, Herbert H.P. ; Xu, Lichong ; Chan, Kwong Yu. / Influence of Cr3+ on microbial cluster formation in biofilm and on steel corrosion. In: Biotechnology Letters. 2000 ; Vol. 22, No. 9. pp. 801-805.
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