Inhibiting mild steel corrosion from sulfate-reducing bacteria using antimicrobial-producing biofilms in Three-Mile-Island process water

  title={Inhibiting mild steel corrosion from sulfate-reducing bacteria using antimicrobial-producing biofilms in Three-Mile-Island process water},
  author={Rongjun Zuo and D. {\"O}rnek and Barry C. Syrett and R. M. Green and C.-H. Hsu and Florian Mansfeld and Thomas K. Wood},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • R. Zuo, D. Örnek, T. Wood
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Materials Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Biofilms were used to produce gramicidin S (a cyclic decapeptide) to inhibit corrosion-causing, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB). In laboratory studies these biofilms protected mild steel 1010 continuously from corrosion in the aggressive, cooling service water of the AmerGen Three-Mile-Island (TMI) nuclear plant, which was augmented with reference SRB. The growth of both reference SRB (Gram-positive Desulfosporosinus orientis and Gram-negative Desulfovibrio vulgaris) was shown to be inhibited… 
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