Biomolecules and Corrosion


Santosh Kumar Karn, PhD – Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Dehradun, India
Anne Bhambri – Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Dehradun, India

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000
DOI: 10.52305/VKVZ2636

Corrosion causes great losses to the economy every year. Microbial-influenced corrosion (MIC) is important for maritime, chemical engineering, and bioprocess engineering industries. Presently no environmentally friendly technology has been available to minimize the economic loss of biocorrosion. Currently available anti-biocorrosion technology depends heavily on chemical methods to regulate biofilm formation which has a negative impact on the environment. Therefore, it is essential to know the fundamentals of the roles of biomolecules within the whole process to develop detailed research capabilities and potential control and management strategies. This book targets the roles of EPS, proteins, lipids, DNA, and different metabolites currently known to be involved in the corrosion processes. The potential roles of EPS, proteins, lipids and enzymes are still poorly understood. There are still collective issues that need to be addressed, including the importance of the microbial role in MIC. More specifically, there exists a need to understand the impact of enzyme activities inside the biofilm matrix on the dynamics of corrosion reactions. Also, there is the involvement of metals or organometallic complexes in electron transfer and from chemically and morphologically diverse metallic surface films to ultimate electron acceptors.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Corrosion: An Overview

Chapter 2. The Role of Biofilm in Corrosion

Chapter 3. Microbial Diversity and Their Importance

Chapter 4. Techniques to Determine Microbial Diversity

Chapter 5. Extracellular Polymeric Substances and Corrosion

Chapter 6. Proteins in Corrosion

Chapter 7. The Role of Lipids in Corrosion

Chapter 8. DNA or eDNA (Environmental DNA) in the Corrosion Process

Chapter 9. Techniques to Identify Biomolecules or Biofilm in Corrosion

Chapter 10. The Omics Approach in Biocorrosion

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