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Title: Microbially Induced Corrosion of Concrete

Author(s): Samuel J. Lines, David A. Rothstein, Brent Rollins, and Charles (Chuck) Alt

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 43

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 28-32

Keywords: bacteria, acid, carbonation, sulfur

Date: 5/1/2021

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.


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