Effect of Indigenous Micros on Metal Corrosion in Different Water Environment

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 2 | Page : 1-8

    Ukpaka C.P.

  1. Chie-Amadi G.O.

  2. Nwosi A.S.

  3. Chuku B.

  1. Professor, c Rivers State University Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  2. Lecturer, Rivers State University Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  3. Lecturer, Rivers State University Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  4. Assistant Lecturer, Rivers State University Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria


The research on the effect of indigenous micros on metal corrosion in different water environment in life sciences and other fields as well as their significance was investigated. Mild Steel is one of the construction materials used in the industries. It has a young modulus of 200GNm-2. This paper focuses on the experimental study for the effect of indigenous micros on metals in different water environment and also of the corrosion behavior and mechanism for mild steel in three different media namely:, rain water, Salt water, Fresh water. Indeed, this research illustrates the effect of micros in metal corrosion as media characterization contributes to the rapid increase in population. The research revealed that the rain water is more acidic followed by salt water and lastly the fresh water medium. Based on this observation the micros activities were high in the rain water medium revealing high degradation in the metal specimen sampled, followed by metal specimen in salt water medium and metal specimen in fresh water. This investigation was able to demonstrate the required measures needed in mild steel installation in these water environment. The rate effect by corrosion on metal is identified as a major component that influence degradation of systems service lifetime. The microorganisms were isolated, identified and characterized.

Keywords: Effect, indigenous micros, metal, corrosion, water, environment

[This article belongs to International Journal of Metallurgy and Alloys(ijma)]

How to cite this article: Ukpaka C.P., Chie-Amadi G.O., Nwosi A.S., Chuku B. Effect of Indigenous Micros on Metal Corrosion in Different Water Environment ijma 2021; 7:1-8
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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 7
Issue 2
Received June 11, 2021
Accepted July 1, 2021
Published December 9, 2021