Study opens path to optimized MIC assays

Mazen Al-Saleh Peter Sanders Tawfiq Al-Ibrahim Saudi Aramco Dhahran Susanne Juhler Ketil Sorensen Thomas Lundgaard Danish Technological Institute Aarhus, Denmark Based on presentation to NACE Corrosion 2011 Conference, Houston, Mar. 13-17, 2011. Genetic characterization of microbes present in crude oil samples makes possible the design of optimized assays for surveillance and troubleshooting of microbially influenced corrosion (MIC). Chemical and microbiological analyses of water condensates during the first phase of applying molecular microbiology methods (MMM) to risk assessment of microbially influenced corrosion of Saudi Aramco's crude pipelines showed microorganisms, many with t...

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