J. Telegdi, A. Shaban, G. Vastag

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Biocorrosion processes at metallic surfaces are directly or indirectly associated with microorganisms or their metabolic products including: exopolymers, organic and inorganic acids, hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia. The formation, composition, and role of biofilms are described. Numerous mechanisms of metallic biocorrosion are emphasized, and recent considerations are reviewed reflecting the variation of physiological activities carried out by related microorganisms. The involvement of analytical techniques, such as surface morphology visualization, quantitative determination of chemical composition at the biofilm/metal interface, and the electrochemical reactions via electrochemical measurements, to study biocorrosion is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSurface Science and Electrochemistry
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128098943
ISBN (Print)9780128097397
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Biocorrosion
  • Biofilms
  • Corrosion relevant microorganisms
  • Extracellular polymeric substances
  • MIC
  • MIC mechanisms
  • SRB
  • Steel
  • Steel alloys
  • Surface-analyzing techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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    Telegdi, J., Shaban, A., & Vastag, G. (2018). Biocorrosion-steel. In Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry (pp. 28-42). Elsevier.