Title: Microbially Induced Corrosion of Concrete
Author(s): Samuel J. Lines, David A. Rothstein, Brent Rollins, and Charles (Chuck) Alt
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 28-32
Keywords: bacteria, acid, carbonation, sulfur
Microbially induced corrosion of concrete (MICC) is a lesser-known cause of deterioration. A better understanding of MICC and the complex ecosystem of bacteria that drive it should permit engineers to improve practices for designing new systems and rehabilitating existing structures. Members of ACI Committee 201, Durability of Concrete, created this article as part of the committee’s efforts to broaden the knowledge on this issue.