Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of Carbon Steel Exposed to Biodiesel

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Environmental concerns over worsening air pollution problems caused by emissions from vehicles and depletion of fossil fuels have forced us to seek fuels such as biodiesel which can supplement petrofuels. Biodiesels have the ability to retain water and provide a conducive environment for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) which may cause difficulties during transportation, storage, and their use. This paper analyses the influence of bacteria on the corrosivity of biodiesel obtained from Jatropha curcas on carbon steel using mass loss method. Carbon steel showed the highest corrosion rates in B100 (100% biodiesel) both in the presence and in absence of bacteria. The surface analysis of the metal was carried out using SEM.

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Malarvizhi, S., & Krishnamurthy, S. R. (2016). Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of Carbon Steel Exposed to Biodiesel. International Journal of Corrosion, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/4308487

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