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João Gabriel Silva Souza, Thamara Beline, Adaias Oliveira Matos, Bárbara Emanoele Costa Oliveira, Antônio Pedro Ricomini-Filho, Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Biofilms can reduce the corrosion resistance of titanium because of the bacterial metabolism of fermentable carbohydrates, including sucrose. However, studies evaluating whether biofilms exposed to higher sucrose concentrations can affect the electrochemical behavior of titanium are lacking. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to test the electrochemical behavior of titanium previously exposed to biofilm supplemented with different sucrose concentrations...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Joanna Mystkowska, Katarzyna Niemirowicz-Laskowska, Dawid Łysik, Grażyna Tokajuk, Jan R Dąbrowski, Robert Bucki
Metallic biomaterials in the oral cavity are exposed to many factors such as saliva, bacterial microflora, food, temperature fluctuations, and mechanical forces. Extreme conditions present in the oral cavity affect biomaterial exploitation and significantly reduce its biofunctionality, limiting the time of exploitation stability. We mainly refer to friction, corrosion, and biocorrosion processes. Saliva plays an important role and is responsible for lubrication and biofilm formation as a transporter of nutrients for microorganisms...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Aymerick Eudes, Roland Berthomieu, Zhangying Hao, Nanxia Zhao, Veronica Teixeira Benites, Edward E K Baidoo, Dominique Loqué
Muconic acid (MA) is a dicarboxylic acid used for the production of industrially relevant chemicals such as adipic acid, terephthalic acid, and caprolactam. Because the synthesis of these polymer precursors generates toxic intermediates by utilizing petroleum-derived chemicals and corrosive catalysts, the development of alternative strategies for the bio-based production of MA has garnered significant interest. Plants produce organic carbon skeletons by harvesting carbon dioxide and energy from the sun, and therefore represent advantageous hosts for engineered metabolic pathways towards the manufacturing of chemicals...
February 20, 2018: Metabolic Engineering
Lei Zhu, Venkata G Poosarla, Sooyeon Song, Thammajun L Wood, Daniel S Miller, Bei Yin, Thomas K Wood
Biofilms of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) produce H2 S, which contributes to corrosion. Although bacterial cells in biofilms are cemented together, they often dissolve their own biofilm to allow the cells to disperse. Using Desulfovibrio vulgaris as a model SRB, we sought polysaccharide-degrading enzymes that disperse its biofilm. Using a whole-genome approach, we identified eight enzymes as putative extracellular glycoside hydrolases including DisH (DVU2239, dispersal hexosaminidase), an enzyme that we demonstrated here, by utilizing various p-nitrooligosaccharide substrates, to be an N-acetyl-β-D-hexosaminidase...
February 6, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
Subhavna Juneja, Ashwathi Asha Madhavan, Anujit Ghosal, Ranjita Ghosh Moulick, Jaydeep Bhattacharya
Sunlight mediated photo-degradation and anti-bacterial activity of hetero junctioned plasmonic binary (Au/ZnO, RGO/ZnO) and ternary (RGO/Au/ZnO) nanocomposites (NC) have been reported. Higher photo-charge carrier generation, increased charge separation, improved active sites for catalysis, enhanced LSPR and larger photo-response regions have been achieved. Decoration with Au nanoparticles (ca. 11 ± 3 and 48 ± 5 nm) and RGO of ZnO (3D/1D) microstructures (aspect ratio 15.18) provides ternary NCs an edge over mono/bi component catalysts...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Muhammad Idrees, Saima Batool, Tanzila Kalsoom, Sadaf Raina, Hafiz Muhammad Adeel Sharif, Summera Yasmeen
Nanotechnology exhibits a unique multidisciplinary area and gained fame and interests for researchers. Nanoparticles produced via physical and chemical methods effects ecosystem drastically. Researches trying to implement eco-friendly ways to overcome this issue. Green synthesis is a most attractive and charming technique inexpensive, simple and safe for environment. This study aimed to explore the anti-bacterial actions of as-synthesized silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus faecalis...
February 1, 2018: Environmental Technology
David Medina Cruz, Gujie Mi, Thomas J Webster
Antimicrobial resistance is a global concern that affects more than 2 million people each year. Therefore, new approaches to kill bacteria are needed. One of the most promising methodologies may come from metallic nanoparticles, since bacteria may not develop a resistance to these nanostructures as they do for antibiotics. While metallic nanoparticle synthesis methods have been well studied, they are often accompanied by significant drawbacks such as cost, extreme processing conditions and toxic waste production since they use harsh chemicals such as corrosive agents (hydrazine) or strong acids (hydrochloride acid)...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Jayaraman Narenkumar, Nachimuthu Ramesh, Aruliah Rajasekar
Abstract: Ten aerobic corrosive bacterial strains were isolated from a cooling tower water system (CWS) which were identified based on the biochemical characterization and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Out of them, dominant corrosion-causing bacteria, namely, Bacillus thuringiensis EN2, Terribacillus aidingensis EN3, and Bacillus oleronius EN9, were selected for biocorrosion studies on mild steel 1010 (MS) in a CWS. The biocorrosion behaviour of EN2, EN3, and EN9 strains was studied using immersion test (weight loss method), electrochemical analysis, and surface analysis...
January 2018: 3 Biotech
Wafa M Kooli, Lucrezia Comensoli, Julien Maillard, Monica Albini, Arnaud Gelb, Pilar Junier, Edith Joseph
Exploiting bacterial metabolism for the stabilisation of corroded iron artefacts is a promising alternative to conventional conservation-restoration methods. Bacterial iron reduction coupled to biogenic mineral formation has been shown to promote the conversion of reactive into stable corrosion products that are integrated into the natural corrosion layer of the object. However, in order to stabilise iron corrosion, the formation of specific biogenic minerals is essential. In this study, we used the facultative anaerobe Shewanella loihica for the production of stable biogenic iron minerals under controlled chemical conditions...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yeongseon Jang, Won Tae Choi, Christopher T Johnson, Andrés J García, Preet M Singh, Victor Breedveld, Dennis W Hess, Julie A Champion
Bacterial adhesion to stainless steel 316L (SS316L), which is an alloy typically used in many medical devices and food processing equipment, can cause serious infections along with substantial healthcare costs. This work demonstrates that nanotextured SS316L surfaces produced by electrochemical etching effectively inhibit bacterial adhesion of both Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus, but exhibit cytocompatibility and no toxicity toward mammalian cells in vitro. Additionally, the electrochemical surface modification on SS316L results in formation of superior passive layer at the surface, improving corrosion resistance...
January 8, 2018: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Xiao-Xiao Li, Tao Yang, Serge M Mbadinga, Jin-Feng Liu, Shi-Zhong Yang, Ji-Dong Gu, Bo-Zhong Mu
Oil reservoir production systems are usually associated with a temperature gradient and oil production facilities frequently suffer from pipeline corrosion failures. Both bacteria and archaea potentially contribute to biocorrosion of the oil production equipment. Here the response of microbial populations from the petroleum reservoir to temperature gradient and corrosion of carbon steel coupons were investigated under laboratory condition. Carbon steel coupons were exposed to production water from a depth of 1809 m of Jiangsu petroleum reservoir (China) and incubated for periods of 160 and 300 days...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Jeffery A Weisman, Udayabhanu Jammalamadaka, Karthik Tappa, David K Mills
Previous studies have established halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) as viable nanocontainers capable of sustained release of a variety of antibiotics, corrosion agents, chemotherapeutics and growth factors either from their lumen or in outer surface coatings. Accordingly, halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) hold great promise as drug delivery carriers in the fields of pharmaceutical science and regenerative medicine. This study explored the potential of 3D printing drug doped HNT constructs. We used a model drug, gentamicin (GS) and polylactic acid (PLA) to fabricate GS releasing disks, beads, and pellets...
December 15, 2017: Bioengineering
Jayaraman Narenkumar, Punniyakotti Parthipan, Jagannathan Madhavan, Kadarkarai Murugan, Sreekar Babu Marpu, Anil Kumar Suresh, Aruliah Rajasekar
Silver nanoparticle-aided enhancement in the anti-corrosion potential and stability of plant extract as ecologically benign alternative for microbially induced corrosion treatment is demonstrated. Bioengineered silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) surface functionalized with plant extract material (proteinacious) was generated in vitro in a test tube by treating ionic AgNO3 with the leaf extract of Azadirachta indica that acted as dual reducing as well as stabilizing agent. Purity and crystallinity of the AgNPs, along with physical and surface characterizations, were evaluated by performing transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectra, single-area electron diffractions, zeta potential, and dynamic light scattering measurements...
February 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Jun Hu, Huiyu Dong, Qiang Xu, Wencui Ling, Jiuhui Qu, Zhimin Qiang
Switch of source water may induce "red water" episodes. This study investigated the impacts of water quality on iron release, dissolved oxygen consumption (ΔDO), corrosion scale evolution and bacterial community succession in cast iron pipes used for drinking water distribution at pilot scale, and proposed a source water switch strategy accordingly. Three sets of old cast iron pipe section (named BP, SP and GP) were excavated on site and assembled in a test base, which had historically transported blended water, surface water and groundwater, respectively...
February 1, 2018: Water Research
E Huttunen-Saarivirta, P Rajala, M Marja-Aho, J Maukonen, E Sohlberg, L Carpén
In this work, six common stainless steel grades were compared with respect to ennoblement characteristics, corrosion performance and tendency to biofouling in brackish sea water in a pilot-scale cooling water circuit. Two tests were performed, each employing three test materials, until differences between the materials were detected. Open circuit potential (OCP) was measured continuously in situ. Potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements were conducted before and after the tests...
November 5, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
Jayaraman Narenkumar, Kuppusamy Sathishkumar, Adikesavan Selvi, Rajagopalan Gobinath, Kadarkarai Murugan, Aruliah Rajasekar
The present investigation deals with the role of calcium-depositing bacterial community on corrosion of various engineering metals, namely, brass alloy (BS), copper (Cu), stainless steel (SS) and mild steel (MS). Based on the corrosion behavior, Agrobacterium tumefaciens EN13, an aerobic bacterium is identified as calcium-depositing bacteria on engineering metals. The results of the study are supported with biochemical characterization, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, calcium quantification, weight loss, electrochemical (impedance and polarization) and surface analysis (XRD and FTIR) studies...
December 2017: 3 Biotech
Baoyi Lv, Yuxue Cui, Wen Tian, Daolun Feng
This study aims to reveal the composition and influencing factors of bacterial communities in ballast tank sediments. Nine samples were collected and their 16S rRNA gene sequences were analyzed by high-throughput sequencing. The analysis results showed the Shannon index in ballast tank sediments was in the range of 5.27-6.35, which was significantly higher than that in ballast water. Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Chloroflexi and Proteobacteria were the dominant phyla and accounted for approximately 80% of all 16S rRNA gene sequences of the samples...
October 12, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
Fan Yang, Baoyou Shi, Weiyu Zhang, Jing Cui, Jianbo Guo, Dongsheng Wang, Nan Wu, Xinyuan Liu
Inter-basin water transfer and source water switching will be increasingly launched due to significant population increase and the shortage of the local water resources in cities around the world. Source water switch may cause physiochemical and microbiological de-stabilization of pipe material, biofilms, and loose deposits in drinking water distribution system (DWDS). Great sulfate alteration during source water switch had been deemed as the main cause of a red water case that occurred in a northern China city...
December 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Frances Camille Masim-Wu, Cheng-Hsien Tsai, Yi-Feng Lin, Ming-Lai Fu, Minghua Liu, Fei Kang, Ya-Fen Wang
The increasing number of bacteria-related problems and presence of trace amounts of phosphate in treated wastewater effluents have been become a growing concern in environmental research. The use of antibacterial agents and phosphate adsorbents for the treatment of wastewater effluents are of great importance. In this study, the potential applications of a synthesized PANI-ZrO2composite as an antibacterial, phosphate adsorbent and anti-corrosion material were systematically investigated. The results of an antibacterial test reveal an effective area of inhibition of 14 and 18 mm for the E...
October 11, 2017: Environmental Technology
Barry I Cayford, Guangming Jiang, Jurg Keller, Gene Tyson, Philip L Bond
This study investigated the variation in microbially induced concrete corrosion communities at different circumferential locations of a real sewer pipe and the effects of a wastewater flooding event on the community. Three distinct microbial community groups were found in different corrosion samples. The physico-chemical properties of the corrosion layers and the microbial communities were distinct for the cross-sectional positions within the pipe, ie ceiling, wall and tidal zones. The microbial communities detected from the same positions in the pipe were consistent over the length of the pipe, as well as being consistent between the replicate pipes...
September 28, 2017: Biofouling
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