Alterations with biotic origin in metallic containers

C. Adelantado, J. Codina, I. González, J. Ll Martí, R. Martínez, M. Àngels Calvo Torras

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The implication of some bacteria and fungi in alterations in containers and metallic substrata are described in this study and SEM pictures are also provided to check which kind of microorganisms produce alterations in samples collected from pipes, metallic containers intended for water pipes, purifiers and industrial mushroom production. Among the most commonly found microorganisms we may cite Sphaerotilus sp., Galionella sp., Desulfotomaculum sp., Pseudomonas sp., Bacillus sp., Micrococcus luteus, Paecilomyces sp., Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus sp. and Cladosporium sp. © 2006 Asian Network for Scientific Information.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-561
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006


  • Biocorrosion
  • Biofouling
  • Metals
  • SEM
  • Water

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