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1. (WO2018204257) M-MIC: MICROFLUIDIC MICROBIOLOGICALLY INFLUENCED CORROSION MODEL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/204257    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/030198
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue May 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01N 17/02
G01N 17/00
G01N 17/04
G01N 27/00
G01N 27/02
Applicants: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Inventors: KOTU, Susmitha Purnima
JAYARAMAN, Arul
MANNAN, Mahboobul Sam
HAN, Arum
Title: M-MIC: MICROFLUIDIC MICROBIOLOGICALLY INFLUENCED CORROSION MODEL
Abstract:
A method for determining the susceptibility of a material to corrosion includes generating, via an inlet in a monitoring device, a laminar flow of material comprising a plurality of microorganisms. The plurality of microorganisms comprises at least one microorganism type. The method also includes forming, inside the monitoring device, in response to the laminar flow, a biofilm comprising at least one microorganism type. In addition, the method includes applying a voltage to the first and second electrodes during the laminar flow.