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Surface analysis of marine sulphate-reducing bacteria exopolymers on steel during biocrrosion using x-ray photoelectron spectoscopy

Sahrani, Fathul Karim and Aziz, Madzlan and Ibrahim, Zaharah and Yahya, Adibah (2008) Surface analysis of marine sulphate-reducing bacteria exopolymers on steel during biocrrosion using x-ray photoelectron spectoscopy. Sains Malaysiana, 37 (2). pp. 131-135. ISSN 0126-6039

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the surface chemistry during biocorrosion process on growth and on the production of exopolymeric substances(EPS)in batch cultures of mix-strains of marine sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) isolated from Malaysian Shipyard and Engineering Harbour, Pasir Gudang. The EPS and precipitates were analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The XPS results indicate that Fe(2p 3/2)spectrum for iron sulphide can be fitted with Fe(II) and Fe(III) components,both corresponding to Fe-S bond types.The absence of oxide oxygen in the O(1s) spectrum and Fe(III)-O bond types in the Fe(2p 3/2) spectrum supports the conclusion that iron sulphides are composed of both ferric and ferrous iron coordinated with monosulphide and disulphide.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Science
ID Code:8565
Deposited By: Norshiela Buyamin
Deposited On:30 Apr 2009 05:21
Last Modified:12 Mar 2017 01:05

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