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Meeting 2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Frontiers of Materials Award Symposium: Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion - How Organisms Accelerate Materials Degradation
Organizer(s) Andrea Koerdt, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung (BAM)
Scope Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) describes materials degradation that is significantly accelerated by microorganisms. As such, it embraces classical corrosion of structural materials, but becomes cross-disciplinary due to the additional influence of living matter. MIC-degradation has been recognized as a serious thread to societal infrastructure, with a particular current focus on oil and gas systems. For example, 20% of all metal corrosion is estimated to be due to MIC, with a strongly increasing percentage due to the ongoing climate changes that promote metabolic processes in microorganisms. Thus, a multidisciplinary effort is urgently needed to understand and eventually mitigate MIC. Whilst the topic has been recognized in specific sub-disciplines, a cross-disciplinary discussion is lacking. To this end, we propose offering a novel platform for material scientists, geologists, physicists, chemists, engineers and microbiologists at TMS though this symposium. Topics include, but are not limited to, fundamentals of MIC across length-scales, protection mechanisms, effects of MIC on mechanical properties, microstructural changes due to MIC, novel experimental and computational methods to evaluate MIC. With these topics, the symposium provides a platform for fostering new ideas to better assess, predict, and prevent MIC damage of materials.
Abstracts Due 07/19/2021
Proceedings Plan Undecided

Corrosion in Fire Protection Systems (FPS) and the Role of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)
Corrosion of stainless steel in deep groundwater - microbial and geochemical processes
Cross-disciplinary Dialog Essential for Overcoming Challenges to Managing Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)
Deciphering the Corrosion Potential of Methanogen-induced Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Using an Integrative Approach
Methanogen Induced Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (Mi-MIC): Environmental Condition and Parameter Have a High Impact on the Corrosion Rate and Products
Microbial Communities and Corrosion Across Oil and Gas Systems – Similarities and Differences
Using Polyoxometalate Materials as Multifunctional Coatings with Antimicrobial and Anticorrosive Properties

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