Are microorganisms responsible for corrosion in uncoated underground diesel storage tanks?

Over the past years tank inspectors observed an increase of corrosion in uncoated underground diesel storage tanks. This is alarming, because corrosion could possibly weaken the tanks, which could cause fuel to leak into the soil and induce environmental damage

Offshore wind turbines threatened by hungry bacteria?

In recent decades, approximately 80 offshore wind farms, accounting for 2850 wind turbines have been built as part of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Installing offshore wind turbines is a challenge in itself.

MIC research in offshore oil pipelines

TAQA is an international operating energy- and water company located in Abu Dhabi. TAQA is Arabic for energy. The company engages in generating energy, oil and gas production, water desalination, pipelines and gas storage. Safe and good functioning of pipelines is evidently very important to the company. 

How can we prevent well clogging of geothermal systems?

Good bacteria create tasty sausages

For decades the meat industry has been working with the same process of meat fermentation to preserve products like salami, saveloy and filet americain. Fermentation is one of the oldest methods to preserve food by using bacteria, fungi and yeasts. This preservation process is not always optimal, which in addition to a less tasty product can also lead to microbial risks.

Is recycling overflow dredging sludge safe?

Overflow dredging sludge is sludge that is removed from ditches and canals in the vicinity of a sewage overflow.  Often, this sludge is polluted because in case of heavy rainfall the sewage water and sludge will flow into the overflow simultaneously.

Fire extinguishing pipes

At the request of a client, we have conducted an investigation of a fire extinguishing system, which was installed in a waste processing plant. After several years, leakage occurred in the system regularly. The nature of the damage suggests that it could be caused by microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC).