Corrosion of iron by sulfate-reducing bacteria: new views of an old problem.

  title={Corrosion of iron by sulfate-reducing bacteria: new views of an old problem.},
  author={Dennis Enning and Julia Garrelfs},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={80 4},
About a century ago, researchers first recognized a connection between the activity of environmental microorganisms and cases of anaerobic iron corrosion. Since then, such microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) has gained prominence and its technical and economic implications are now widely recognized. Under anoxic conditions (e.g., in oil and gas pipelines), sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) are commonly considered the main culprits of MIC. This perception largely stems from three recurrent… CONTINUE READING
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