26. Microbial Degradation of Materials: General Processes

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. J.-D. Gu1,
  2. T. E. Ford2 and
  3. R. Mitchell3

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch26

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Gu, J.-D., Ford, T. E. and Mitchell, R. (2011) Microbial Degradation of Materials: General Processes, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch26

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Biological Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  2. 2

    University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, USA

  3. 3

    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864

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Keywords:

  • microbial degradation of materials - microorganisms, active role in biosphere, mediating decomposition of natural organic materials and recycling essential nutrients;
  • microbial biofilms, collection of bacterial cells - aggregates of cells, maintained on surfaces by electrostatic forces;
  • material degradation processes - and sources of carbon and energy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diversity of microorganisms

  • Microbial biofilms

  • Diagnosis and confirmation

  • Material degradation processes

  • Preventive measures

  • Conclusions

  • References