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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335593/bacterial-iron-reduction-and-biogenic-mineral-formation-for-the-stabilisation-of-corroded-iron-objects
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333490/inhibition-of-bacterial-adhesion-on-nanotextured-stainless-steel-316l-by-electrochemical-etching
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259586/responses-of-microbial-community-composition-to-temperature-gradient-and-carbon-steel-corrosion-in-production-water-of-petroleum-reservoir
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244755/doped-halloysite-nanotubes-for-use-in-the-3d-printing-of-medical-devices
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209978/bioengineered-silver-nanoparticles-as-potent-anti-corrosive-inhibitor-for-mild-steel-in-cooling-towers
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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...
December 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179122/impacts-of-water-quality-on-the-corrosion-of-cast-iron-pipes-for-water-distribution-and-proposed-source-water-switch-strategy
#6
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...
October 31, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154214/ennoblement-corrosion-and-biofouling-in-brackish-seawater-comparison-between-six-stainless-steel-grades
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071171/role-of-calcium-depositing-bacteria-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-and-its-influence-on-corrosion-of-different-engineering-metals-used-in-cooling-water-system
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046225/composition-and-influencing-factors-of-bacterial-communities-in-ballast-tank-sediments-implications-for-ballast-water-and-sediment-management
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022243/pyrosequencing-analysis-of-source-water-switch-and-sulfate-induced-bacterial-community-transformation-in-simulated-drinking-water-distribution-pipes
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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...
October 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017404/synergistic-effect-of-pani-zro2-composite-as-antibacterial-anti-corrosion-and-phosphate-adsorbent-material-synthesis-characterization-and-applications
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956470/comparison-of-microbial-communities-across-sections-of-a-corroding-sewer-pipe-and-the-effects-of-wastewater-flooding
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956213/initial-stage-of-the-biofilm-formation-on-the-niti-and-ti6al4v-surface-by-the-sulphur-oxidizing-bacteria-and-sulphate-reducing-bacteria
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Beata Cwalina, Weronika Dec, Joanna K Michalska, Marzena Jaworska-Kik, Sebastian Student
The susceptibility to the fouling of the NiTi and Ti6Al4V alloys due to the adhesion of microorganisms and the biofilm formation is very significant, especially in the context of an inflammatory state induced by implants contaminated by bacteria, and the implants corrosion stimulated by bacteria. The aim of this work was to examine the differences between the sulphur-oxidizing bacteria (SOB) and sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) strains in their affinity for NiTi and Ti6Al4V alloys. The biofilms formed on alloy surfaces by the cells of five bacterial strains (aerobic SOB Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans and Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, and anaerobic SRB Desulfovibrio desulfuricans-3 strains) were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955315/analysis-of-bacterial-community-composition-of-corroded-steel-immersed-in-sanya-and-xiamen-seawaters-in-china-via-method-of-illumina-miseq-sequencing
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Xiaohong Li, Jizhou Duan, Hui Xiao, Yongqian Li, Haixia Liu, Fang Guan, Xiaofan Zhai
Metal corrosion is of worldwide concern because it is the cause of major economic losses, and because it creates significant safety issues. The mechanism of the corrosion process, as influenced by bacteria, has been studied extensively. However, the bacterial communities that create the biofilms that form on metals are complicated, and have not been well studied. This is why we sought to analyze the composition of bacterial communities living on steel structures, together with the influence of ecological factors on these communities...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928457/methanogens-predominate-in-natural-corrosion-protective-layers-on-metal-sheet-piles
#15
Nardy Kip, Stefan Jansen, Marcio F A Leite, Mattias de Hollander, Michael Afanasyev, Eiko E Kuramae, Johannes A Van Veen
Microorganisms are able to cause, but also to inhibit or protect against corrosion. Corrosion inhibition by microbial processes may be due to the formation of mineral deposition layers on metal objects. Such deposition layers have been found in archaeological studies on ancient metal objects, buried in soil, which were hardly corroded. Recent field investigations showed that natural mineral deposition layers can be found on sheet piles in soil. We investigated the microbial communities of these deposition layers and the adjacent soil...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916465/corrosive-effects-of-fluoride-on-titanium-under-artificial-biofilm
#16
Azusa Fukushima, Gen Mayanagi, Keiichi Sasaki, Nobuhiro Takahashi
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of sodium fluoride (NaF) on titanium corrosion using a biofilm model, taking environmental pH into account. METHODS: Streptococcus mutans cells were used as the artificial biofilm, and pH at the bacteria-titanium interface was monitored after the addition of 1% glucose with NaF (0, 225 or 900ppmF) at 37°C for 90min. In an immersion test, the titanium samples were immersed in the NaF solution (0, 225 or 900ppm F; pH 4...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782933/new-insights-into-antibiofilm-effect-of-a-nanosized-zno-coating-against-the-pathogenic-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#17
Marta M Alves, Ons Bouchami, Ana Tavares, Laura Córdoba, Catarina F Santos, Maria Miragaia, Maria de Fátima Montemor
ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) are arising as promising novel antibiotics toward device-related infections. The surface functionalization of Zn, a novel resorbable biomaterial, with ZnO NPs could present an effective solution to overcome such a threat. In this sense, the antibacterial and antibiofilm activity of nano- and microsized ZnO coatings was studied against clinically relevant bacteria, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The bacterial viability of planktonic and biofilm cells together with the corresponding biofilm structures revealed that only the nanosized ZnO coating had an antibiofilm effect...
August 30, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704774/corrosion-protection-products-as-a-source-of-bisphenol-a-and-toxicity-to-the-aquatic-environment
#18
Etiënne L M Vermeirssen, Conrad Dietschweiler, Inge Werner, Michael Burkhardt
Steel components are typically treated with anti-corrosion coatings like epoxy or polyurethane resins to protect the integrity and functioning of steel. Such resins may contain substances, such as bisphenol A (BPA), that have caused concern in a human and environmental toxicological context. We investigated the release of toxicity from four anti-corrosion coatings used in hydraulic and civil engineering. Resins were applied onto glass plates and leachate samples produced by horizontally shaking the plates in water for 7 days...
October 15, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651162/antibacterial-activity-corrosion-resistance-and-wear-behavior-of-spark-plasma-sintered-ta-5cu-alloy-for-biomedical-applications
#19
Jing Cui, Liang Zhao, Weiwei Zhu, Bi Wang, Cancan Zhao, Liming Fang, Fuzeng Ren
Tantalum has been widely used in orthopedic and dental implants. However, the major barrier to the extended use of such medical devices is the possibility of bacterial adhesion to the implant surface which will cause implant-associated infections. To solve this problem, bulk Ta-5Cu alloy has been fabricated by a combination of mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering. The effect of the addition of Cu on the hardness, antibacterial activity, cytocompatibility, corrosion resistance and wear performance was systematically investigated...
October 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639032/case-study-microbial-ecology-and-forensics-of-chinese-drywall-elemental-sulfur-disproportionation-as-primary-generator-of-hydrogen-sulfide
#20
Francisco A Tomei Torres
Drywall manufactured in China released foul odors attributed to volatile sulfur compounds. These included hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, and sulfur dioxide. Given that calcium sulfate is the main component of drywall, one would suspect bacterial reduction of sulfate to sulfide as the primary culprit. However, when the forensics, i.e., the microbial and chemical signatures left in the drywall, are studied, the evidence suggests that, rather than dissimilatory sulfate reduction, disproportionation of elemental sulfur to hydrogen sulfide and sulfate was actually the primary cause of the malodors...
June 21, 2017: Microbial Ecology
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