Science Inventory

Molecular Survey of Microbial Communities Involved in Concrete Corrosion in Wastewater Collection Systems

Citation:

LATHAM, M., J. W. SANTO-DOMINGO, AND R. P. REVETTA. Molecular Survey of Microbial Communities Involved in Concrete Corrosion in Wastewater Collection Systems. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/F-09/012, 2009.

Impact/Purpose:

To inform the public.

Description:

This information is relevant to the development of condition assessment tools associated with the aging water infrastructure research program Corrosion of wastewater collection infrastructure, especially concrete sewers, is a significant cause of deterioration and premature failure. When exposed to the internal atmosphere of gravity sewers which is characterized by high humidity and the presence of hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid corrosion negatively affects concrete surfaces, mortar, and metal reinforcement material. Given this universal challenge for wastewater utilities, this research project will look into an innovative condition assessment method development that addresses corrosion-related wastewater infrastructure issues.

URLs/Downloads:

MOLECULAR SURVEY OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES INVOLVED IN CONCRETE CORROSION IN WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS   (PDF,NA pp,  KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/EXTERNAL FACT SHEET)
Product Published Date: 11/08/2009
Record Last Revised: 05/04/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 214925

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS CONTROL BRANCH