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2016, vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 5-14
Microorganisms as potential corrosion inhibitors of metallic materials
University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty, Bor
Keywords: microorganisms; corrosion; metals; inhibitors; bacterial strains
Corrosion presents the destruction of materials through chemical or electrochemical interactions with their environment. Interactions between the metal surface and bacterial cells or products of their metabolic activities can lead to microbially-influenced corrosion. Also, it is known that certain microorganisms can contribute to corrosion inhibition. In accordance to that, the literature dealing with the application of different microorganisms as a potentialy corrosion inhibitors of metals is investigated. Different bacterial strains as a corrosion inhibitor of a metalic materials are examined. Further, the role of extracellular polymeric substances in corrosion behavior of metals is emphasized. Based on the data presented in this work, it can be said that inhibition efficiency depends on microorganism as well as type of metal. Also, it is presented that some bacterial species can be used as a good corrosion inhibitor instead of toxic organic compounds.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Review Paper
DOI: 10.5937/ror1601005T
published in SCIndeks: 26/12/2016
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