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Open circuit potential study of stainless steel in environment containing marine sulphate-reducing bacteria

Sahrani, Fathul Karim and Aziz, Madzlan and Ibrahim, Zaharah and Yahya, Adibah (2008) Open circuit potential study of stainless steel in environment containing marine sulphate-reducing bacteria. Sains Malaysiana, 37 (4). pp. 359-364. ISSN 0126-6039

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Abstract

The corrosion potential of AISI 304 stainless steel coupons influenced by sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) has been studied. Pure colony of SRB was isolated from the Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering, Pasir Gudang, Johor. Open circuit potential measurements were carried out in variable types of culturing solutions with SRB1, SRB2, combination of SRB1 & SRB2 and without SRBs inoculated. The results showed that the corrosion potential, Eoc increased in the presence of SRBs (in pure and mixed culture) compared to that of control. EDS analysis showed the strong peak of sulphur in coupon containing SRB cultures compared to the control. Environment Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) data showed that the high density cell of SRBs were associated with corroding sections of surface steel comparing with non-corroding sections for coupons immersed in VMNI medium containing SRBs.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:open circuit potential, stainless steel, sulphate-reducing bacteria
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Others
ID Code:8705
Deposited By: Norshiela Buyamin
Deposited On:08 May 2009 09:47
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:57

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