Microbially influenced corrosion—Any progress?

B. J. Little, D. J. Blackwood, J. Hinks, F. M. Lauro, E. Marsili, A. Okamoto, S. A. Rice, S. A. Wade, H. C. Flemming

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Microbially influenced corrosion (MIC), is acknowledged to be the direct cause of catastrophic corrosion failures, with associated damage costs ranging to many billions of US$ annually. In spite of extensive research and numerous publications, fundamental questions relating to MIC remain unanswered. The following review provides an overview of current MIC research and stresses the lack of information related to MIC recognition, prediction and mitigation. The review establishes a link between management decisions and root causes. A holistic, proactive approach to MIC is suggested in which an entire system is considered, monitored and improved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108641
JournalCorrosion Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Cathodic protection
  • Microbially influenced corrosion
  • Paint coatings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Materials Science (all)


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