Microbial Degradation of Materials: General Processes

J. D. Gu*, T. E. Ford, R. Mitchell

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUhlig's Corrosion Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780470080320
StatePublished - 19 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Material degradation processes - and sources of carbon and energy
  • Microbial biofilms, collection of bacterial cells - aggregates of cells, maintained on surfaces by electrostatic forces
  • Microbial degradation of materials - microorganisms, active role in biosphere, mediating decomposition of natural organic materials and recycling essential nutrients

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