Impact of microbial activity on the radioactive waste disposal: long term prediction of biocorrosion processes.

@article{Libert2014ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of microbial activity on the radioactive waste disposal: long term prediction of biocorrosion processes.},
  author={Marie Libert and Marta Kerber Sch{\"u}tz and Lo{\"i}c Esnault and Damien F{\'e}ron and Olivier Bildstein},
  journal={Bioelectrochemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={97},
  pages={162-8}
}
This study emphasizes different experimental approaches and provides perspectives to apprehend biocorrosion phenomena in the specific disposal environment by investigating microbial activity with regard to the modification of corrosion rate, which in turn can have an impact on the safety of radioactive waste geological disposal. It is found that iron-reducing bacteria are able to use corrosion products such as iron oxides and "dihydrogen" as new energy sources, especially in the disposal… CONTINUE READING