Biocides, just a chemical that kills microorganisms in industrial assets?

Principles of biocides Well, there is a whole world behind biocides. There are many different chemicals being used and working principles are quite different. Some chemicals will focus to attack the cell membrane of a micro-organism, others focus on stopping metabolic processes or block the replication process of micro-organisms. In some cases biocides will disable […]

Are methanogens causing MIC corrosion?

The answer to this question is both yes and no. Metabolic products of methanogens can lead to a decrease in conductivity, thereby leading to a lower corrosion rate. But they can also enhance the corrosion process through several modes of action. Sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) are in general the first group of bacteria you think […]