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Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) testing capabilities

  • Microbial Diversity Profiling
  • Detection and enumeration of corrosion-related microbes using standard cultivation techniques and molecular microbiology methods
  • Total bacteria/Archaea measurements
  • Metabolic activity of microbes and Expression of Functional Genes associated with MIC
  • ATP measurements
  • Electrochemical evaluation of MIC
  • Evaluation of microbial adhesion and biofilm formation on metallic materials at different conditions
  • Availability of standard and field isolates including methanogenic archaea, thiosulphate-reducing bacteria, sulphate reducing bacteria, fermenting bacteria and iron bacteria for MIC studies.
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fluorescence Microscopy, optical microscopy for detection of microbial cells and biofilms on surfaces.
  • Pitting and crevice corrosion in the presence of bacteria
  • Evaluation of biocide and preservation treatments efficiency under stagnant and flow conditions
  • Evaluation of under-deposit corrosion (UDC) and its inhibition in the presence of bacteria
  • Materials susceptibility to MIC
  • Fit for purpose testing
  • Consultancy services