CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN CIENCIAS APLICADAS "DR. JORGE J. RONCO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
An environmentally friendly non conventional approach for MIC prevention and protection
PEREYRA, ANDREA M.; E. I. BASALDELLA; VIDELA, HÉCTOR A.; M. T. SOAREZ LUTTERBACH
Salt Lake City, Utah
Congreso; NACE CORROSION 2012; 2012
To find reliable methods for the prevention and control of MIC is one of the main achievements still pending for the research and applied engineering. Two main approaches have been used in recent years: the inhibition of microbial adhesion to avoid biofilm formation and the optimization of biocide formula. In this presentation we will introduce an entirely new approach through the use of synthetic zeolites containing biocidic cations (Ag+1, Zn+2) in their exchange positions, inside the zeolitic cages. The zeolite network would stabilize the delivery of these biocides at a nanometric level facilitating the optimization of their dosage and utilization. This paper reviews the potential of this non-conventional, environmentally friendly approach for the control and mitigation of MIC in the industry.