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Marine Bacteria Provide Lasting Anti-Corrosion Activity for Steel via Biofilm-induced Mineralization

Résumé : Steel corrosion is a global problem in marine engineering. Numerous inhibitory treatments have been applied to mitigate the degradation of metallic materials; however, they typically have a high cost and are not environmental-friendly. Here we present a novel and “green” approach for the protection of steel by a marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas lipolytica. This approach protects steel from corrosion in seawater via the formation of a biofilm followed by the formation of an organic-inorganic hybrid film. The hybrid film is composed of multiple layers of calcite and bacterial extracellular polymeric substances, exhibiting high and stable barrier protection efficiency and further providing in situ self-healing activity. The process involving the key transition from biofilm to biomineralized film is essential for its lasting anti-corrosion activity, which overcomes the instability of biofilm protection on corrosion. Therefore, this study introduces a new perspective and an option for anticorrosion control in marine environments.
Domaine de référence : Biocorrosion
Auteur Liu Tao, Guo Zhangwei, Zeng Zhenshun, Guo Na, Lei Yanhua, Liu Tong, Sun Shibin, Chang Xueting, Yin Yansheng, Wang Xiaoxue
Année de parution : 2018.
Type de document : Article de revue.
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Ce projet est financé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional, la Région Normandie et le Conseil Départemental de la Manche.