Underground Corrosion by Microorganisms Part II : Role of Anaerobic Sulphate Reducing Bacteria-Desulfotomaculum SP

  • H. M. Dayal Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur
  • K. C. Tiwari Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur
  • Kamlesh Mehta Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur
  • Mr. Chandrashekhar Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur
Keywords: Corrosion, Sulphate reducing bacteria

Abstract

During the course of studies on the corrosion causing soil microflora from different geoclimatic regions of India, several strains of anaerobic sulphate reducing bacteria belonging to genus Desulfotomaculum were isolated and characterised. Their corrosive action on mild steel, galvanised iron and structural aluminium, the three main metals of construction of underground structures, have been studied under laboratory conditions.

Author Biographies

H. M. Dayal, Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur
Defence Materials and StoresResearch and Development Establishment, Kanpur-280 013
K. C. Tiwari, Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur
Defence Materials and StoresResearch and Development Establishment, Kanpur-280 013
Kamlesh Mehta, Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur
Defence Materials and StoresResearch and Development Establishment, Kanpur-280 013
Mr. Chandrashekhar, Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur
Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment, Kanpur-280 013
Published
2014-01-13
How to Cite
DayalH., TiwariK., MehtaK., & ChandrashekharM. (2014). Underground Corrosion by Microorganisms Part II : Role of Anaerobic Sulphate Reducing Bacteria-Desulfotomaculum SP. Defence Science Journal, 38(2), 217-221. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.38.5883
Section
General Papers