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Microbiological Corrosion in Well Water

Microbiological Corrosion in Well Water

Corrosion in well water traced to acid pitting caused by microbiological activity in the presence of sulfates.

Well water pipe

Pits in well water pipe.

Scanning electron microscope showing thiobaccilus

Scanning electron microscope image of corrosion product shows rod-like bacteria, typical of Thiobaccilus. [Magnification x15,000]

Scanning electron microscope showing sulfur

Scanning electron microscope x-ray analysis of corrosion product showing high level of sulfur present.

X-Ray Diffration Analysis of Corrosion Product*


*Indicates the presence of the mineral Jarosite.

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