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Recent advances in the study of biocorrosion: an overview
Biocorrosion processes at metal surfaces are associated with microorganisms, or the products of their metabolic activities including enzymes, exopolymers, organic and inorganic acids, as well as…
Microbial deterioration of stone monuments--an updated overview.
A critical review of work on microbial biofilms on buildings of historic interest, including recent innovations resulting from molecular biology, is presented and microbial activities causing degradation are discussed.
Introduction to biodeterioration
The control of biodeterioration is the most important factor in the design and construction of buildings, structures, systems and transportation and in the construction of infrastructure.
A comparative study of the major microbial biomass of biofilms on exteriors of buildings in Europe and Latin America
Algae were more frequent than other groups on all substrates in Europe, whereas in Europe algae were most common, followed by cyanobacteria, which may explain the relative prevalence of this group in Europe.
Microbial impact on building materials: an overview
Microbial activity can have an important impact on the durability of building materials. It is important to understand this activity in order to select appropriate treatment strategies for the repair…
Algal and Cyanobacterial Biofilms on Calcareous Historic Buildings
Comparison of the phototrophs on cement-based renderings and limestone substrates at 14 historic locations in Europe and Latin America confirms the influence of both climate and substrate on phototrophic colonization of historic buildings.
Cyanobacteria and Biodeterioration of Cultural Heritage: A Review
The development of molecular techniques for the rapid identification of cyanobacteria without need for culture and isolation is fundamental if knowledge of these communities in biofilms on the surfaces of historic buildings is to be extended.
Comparison of sodium hypochlorite and peracetic acid as sanitising agents for stainless steel food processing surfaces using epifluorescence microscopy.
Peracetic acid cannot be recommended as the sanitising agent of choice for chicken processing equipment because of the importance of these microorganisms as food contaminants, and on economic grounds.
Deteriogenic biofilms on buildings and their control: A review
It is important for architects and engineers to consider critical points in the humidity profile of a building at the design stage to protect materials from microbial growth on constructional materials.
Biodeterioration of stored diesel oil: studies in Brazil
Common fungal isolates from refineries and distribution systems grew equally well in laboratory diesel/water systems with or without a chemical additive mixture, showing that this package of compounds neither promoted nor retarded fungal growth.