Microbiologically influenced corrosion of NiZn alloy coatings by Delftia acidovorans bacterium


San N. O. , NAZIR H., DÖNMEZ G.

CORROSION SCIENCE, vol.64, pp.198-203, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.corsci.2012.07.021
  • Journal Name: CORROSION SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.198-203
  • Keywords: Alloy, EIS, Microbiological corrosion, Nickel, SEM, Zinc, QUARTZ-CRYSTAL MICROBALANCE, CARBON-STEEL, DESULFOVIBRIO-VULGARIS, COATED STEELS, LONG-TERM, ZN-NI, BIOFILM, RESISTANCE, BEHAVIOR, WATER

Abstract

In this study, Delftia acidovorans was isolated from water treatment pipe system and used to demonstrate microbiologically influenced corrosion of NiZn alloy coatings using electrochemical techniques. The surface morphologies and the corrosion products were determined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectra (EDS) analysis. Results showed that when the metabolic activity reached maximum level, corrosion activity of NiZn alloy coatings significantly increased in correlation with E-corr, I-corr, QCM and R-ct. Furthermore, crevice corrosion which has been seen due to bacterial adhesion confirms that D. acidovorans plays an important role in corrosion of NiZn alloy coating. Crown Copyright (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.