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Changes in microbial community in the presence of oil and chemical dispersant and their effects on the corrosion of API 5L steel coupons in a marine-simulated microcosm

Résumé : The influence of crude oil and chemical dispersant was evaluated over planktonic bacteria and biofilms grown on API 5L steel surfaces in microcosm systems. Three conditions were simulated, an untreated marine environment and a marine environment with the presence of crude oil and a containing crude oil and chemical dispersant. The results of coupon corrosion rates indicated that in the oil microcosm, there was a high corrosion rate when compared with the other two systems. Analysis of bacterial communities by 16S rRNA gene sequencing described a clear difference between the different treatments. In plankton communities, the Bacilli and Gammaproteobacteria classes were the most present in numbers of operational taxonomic unit (OTUs). The Vibrionales, Oceanospirillales, and Alteromonadales orders were predominant in the treatment with crude oil, whereas in the microcosm containing oil and chemical dispersant, mainly members of Bacillales order were detected. In the communities analyzed from biofilms attached to the coupons, the most preponderant class was Alphaproteobacteria, followed by Gammaproteobacteria. In the control microcosm, there was a prevalence of the orders Rhodobacterales, Aeromonadales, and Alteromonadales, whereas in the dispersed oil and oil systems, the members of the order Rhodobacterales were present in a larger number of OTUs. These results demonstrate how the presence of a chemical dispersant and oil influence the corrosion rate and bacterial community structures present in the water column and biofilms grown on API 5L steel surfaces in a marine environment.
Domaine de référence : Biocorrosion
Auteur Procópio Luciano
Année de parution : 2020.
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.