During the past 40 years the production of natural rubber has increased three times and of synthetic rubbers 15 times, Biodeterioration 7 pp | Cite as . Rubber wood (Hevea brasiliensis) can be used commercially for the construction of fishing boats, which are subjected to biodegradation in the water, and on. Natural rubber (NR) was once the only source of the elastomeric materials required by a wide range Biodeterioration, Elsevier Applied Science, 7 (), pp.

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The corrosion of metal pipes due to some bacteria triggers serious problems, particularly in oil and gas delivery systems. It is full of nutrients and can be made into a supplement for livestock. Within these tanks, anaerobic bacteria are metabolising the sludge and helping to break it down into alcohols, acids and gases. It distributes the incoming sludge and keeps the organisms active by keeping a continuous supply available to them. Valdes, is and the different types of Bioremediation [29].

Bacteria and fungus cause deterioration in paper resulting in poor quality of sheets. A mixture of air and gas could cause an explosion and oxygen is poisonous to the bacteria. Biofilms usually have high resistance against antibiotics and disinfectants.

Pyrolysis enables plastics biodetwrioration be degraded through reducing their molecular size to short biodegradable fragments.


It is useful in remediation of the soil contaminated with non chlorinated solvents, some pesticides, wood preservatives and organic chemicals. It depends on the chemical structure of the material and also the chemical and physical properties of materials and the invading organism.

When fiber is continuously exposed to temperature and moisture it changes. These websites give more examples of biodegradation of natural materials: This improves the anaerobic process in five ways.

Microbiological Deterioration of Vulcanized Rubber

Microbes usually prefer living in the biofilms because the microbes uses the metabolic by-products or wastes produced by the slime biodetreioration of biofilm as their food. Decompose the sludge organics 2.

Biofilms are a population of bacteria, algae, yeast or fungi that grow attached to a substance, it can be living or non living. Because a lot of gas is produced, the tanks have floating lids on top so that the volume can fluctuate without letting air in. They biodetterioration the carbohydrates, proteins and fats which they convert to organics and alcohols mostly acetic and propionic acids.


Paper pulp can be produced chemically or mechanically. Produce useful by-products 3. This is because the xenobiotics have been developed recently, from a geological viewpoint, and the existing microorganisms haven’t encountered them and therefore are not prepared to biodegrade them. Metals used in marine environments rubbet the walls of the fuel tanks of jet aircraft are susceptible to microbial corrosion.


This piece of research studies how fungi affect leaf decomposition: Minimises the concentration of growth inhibitory materials. There are many reasons for microorganism having biofilms some of the advantages and disadvantages biodeterioratoon outlined at “Bakers’ yeast Blooms into Biofilms. A banana can take days, orange peels take one month, paper take months, sugar cane pulp products months.

Microbes are even able to last long ov a low-nutritive environment of a biofilm. Another product that can be made is from the digested solids. Biofilms are the communities of micro organisms and have a self developed polymeric matrix and adherent to an inert or living surface.

Bioventing is a process which provides oxygen by stimulating naturally occurring soil microorganisms to degrade components in soil.

In assimilatory biodeterioration, the organism uses material as a food or energy source. Both micro and macro organisms attack painted surfaces. Microbial mats can be considered as complex biofilms. Bioventing, bioreactor, composting, bioaugmentation, rhizofiltration and boistimulation are the major bioremediation techniques [30].

Resistance of smoked glued laminated lumber to subterranean termite attack. Community Community portal Web chat Mailing list. Genitic exchange become easier due to proximity to progeny and other bacteria [6].

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