Biofouling and biocorrosion in industrial water systems.

  title={Biofouling and biocorrosion in industrial water systems.},
  author={S. E. Coetser and Thomas Eugene Cloete},
  journal={Critical reviews in microbiology},
  volume={31 4},
Corrosion associated with microorganisms has been recognized for over 50 years and yet the study of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is relatively new. MIC can occur in diverse environments and is not limited to aqueous corrosion under submerged conditions, but also takes place in humid atmospheres. Biofouling of industrial water systems is the phenomenon whereby surfaces in contact with water are colonized by microorganisms, which are ubiquitous in our environment. However, the… CONTINUE READING


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