Microbiologically influenced corrosion at stay vanes in a Hydroelectric power plant

Sungur E., Cansever N.

in: Corrosion Atlas Case Studies, Fuad Khoshnaw Rolf Gubner, Editor, Elsevier Science, Oxford/Amsterdam , Oxford, pp.20, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science, Oxford/Amsterdam 
  • City: Oxford
  • Page Numbers: pp.20
  • Editors: Fuad Khoshnaw Rolf Gubner, Editor
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The stagnant water conditions for a long time caused a thick and heterogen biofilm formation on the

surfaces. Due to the impact of consortium of different bacterial groups in the biofilm, the paint layer

was damaged locally, and steel was corroded in these areas. Bacteria of the sulfur-, iron-, and

manganese-cycles played a major role in this phenomenon.