Biocorrosion: towards understanding interactions between biofilms and metals.

  title={Biocorrosion: towards understanding interactions between biofilms and metals.},
  author={I. Beech and J. Sunner},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
  volume={15 3},
  • I. Beech, J. Sunner
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current opinion in biotechnology
  • The term microbially influenced corrosion, or biocorrosion, refers to the accelerated deterioration of metals owing to the presence of biofilms on their surfaces. The detailed mechanisms of biocorrosion are still poorly understood. Recent investigations into biocorrosion have focused on the influence of biomineralization processes taking place on metallic surfaces and the impact of extracellular enzymes, active within the biofilm matrix, on electrochemical reactions at the biofilm-metal… CONTINUE READING
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