Recent Advances in the Study of Biocorrosion an Overview

  title={Recent Advances in the Study of Biocorrosion an Overview},
  author={Iwona B. Beech and Christine Gaylarde},
Biocorrosion processes at metal surfaces are associated with microorganisms, or the products of their metabolic activities including enzymes, exopolymers, organic and inorganic acids, as well as volatile compounds such as ammonia or hydrogen sulfide. These can affect cathodic and/or anodic reactions, thus altering electrochemistry at the biofilm/metal interface. Various mechanisms of biocorrosion, reflecting the variety of physiological activities carried out by different types of… CONTINUE READING