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Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN MICROBIAL INHIBITOR TO CONTROL INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION

Abstract

The overall program objective is to develop and evaluate environmentally benign agents or products that are effective in the prevention, inhibition, and mitigation of microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) in the internal surfaces of metallic natural gas pipelines. The goal is to develop one or more environmentally benign (a.k.a. ''green'') products that can be applied to maintain the structure and dependability of the natural gas infrastructure. Previous testing indicated that the growth, and the metal corrosion caused by pure cultures of sulfate reducing bacteria were inhibited by hexane extracts of some pepper plants. This quarter tests were performed with mixed bacterial cultures obtained from natural gas pipelines. Treatment with the pepper extracts affected the growth and metabolic activity of the microbial consortia. Specifically, the growth and metabolism of sulfate reducing bacteria was inhibited. The demonstration that pepper extracts can inhibit the growth and metabolism of sulfate reducing bacteria in mixed cultures is a significant observation validating a key hypothesis of the project. Future tests to determine the effects of pepper extracts on mature/established biofilms will be performed next.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Gas Technology Institute (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
831081
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-01NT41158
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Jul 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; CORROSION; HEXANE; HYPOTHESIS; METABOLISM; MITIGATION; NATURAL GAS; PEPPERS; PIPELINES; SULFATE-REDUCING BACTERIA; TESTING

Citation Formats

Kristine L. Lowe, Bill W. Bogan, Wendy R. Sullivan, Kristine Mila H. Cruz, Brigid M. Lamb, and John J. Kilbane II. DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN MICROBIAL INHIBITOR TO CONTROL INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/831081.
Kristine L. Lowe, Bill W. Bogan, Wendy R. Sullivan, Kristine Mila H. Cruz, Brigid M. Lamb, & John J. Kilbane II. DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN MICROBIAL INHIBITOR TO CONTROL INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION. United States. doi:10.2172/831081.
Kristine L. Lowe, Bill W. Bogan, Wendy R. Sullivan, Kristine Mila H. Cruz, Brigid M. Lamb, and John J. Kilbane II. Fri . "DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN MICROBIAL INHIBITOR TO CONTROL INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION". United States. doi:10.2172/831081. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/831081.
@article{osti_831081,
title = {DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN MICROBIAL INHIBITOR TO CONTROL INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION},
author = {Kristine L. Lowe and Bill W. Bogan and Wendy R. Sullivan and Kristine Mila H. Cruz and Brigid M. Lamb and John J. Kilbane II},
abstractNote = {The overall program objective is to develop and evaluate environmentally benign agents or products that are effective in the prevention, inhibition, and mitigation of microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) in the internal surfaces of metallic natural gas pipelines. The goal is to develop one or more environmentally benign (a.k.a. ''green'') products that can be applied to maintain the structure and dependability of the natural gas infrastructure. Previous testing indicated that the growth, and the metal corrosion caused by pure cultures of sulfate reducing bacteria were inhibited by hexane extracts of some pepper plants. This quarter tests were performed with mixed bacterial cultures obtained from natural gas pipelines. Treatment with the pepper extracts affected the growth and metabolic activity of the microbial consortia. Specifically, the growth and metabolism of sulfate reducing bacteria was inhibited. The demonstration that pepper extracts can inhibit the growth and metabolism of sulfate reducing bacteria in mixed cultures is a significant observation validating a key hypothesis of the project. Future tests to determine the effects of pepper extracts on mature/established biofilms will be performed next.},
doi = {10.2172/831081},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 30 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Fri Jul 30 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
}

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