1st Edition

Polymetallic Coatings to Control Biofouling in Pipelines Challenges and Potential

    136 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    136 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Most of the pipelines used for the transport of various fluids are susceptible to the formation of biofilms, and the undesirable accumulation of microorganisms in pipelines leads to biodeterioration and increases the maintenance cost of the pipelines. This book focuses on nanostructured polymetallic coatings for corrosion and biofouling protection in offshore oil and gas pipelines, marine pipelines, ship structures and port facilities, and corrosion resistance surfaces of several engineered structures. Considering various reasons of biofouling in pipelines that transport crude and refined petroleum, gas, biofuels, and other fluids including sewage, slurry, and water for drinking or irrigation, the underlying mechanism is thoroughly explained. A comparison of various protective techniques is also highlighted for the choice of methods for specific applications.


    • Provides information on biofouling control with broad significance and applicability in various industrial and research areas.
    • Discusses microbially induced corrosion on biofuel transporting pipelines.
    • Includes data from experiments conducted to overcome biofouling and biocorrosion.
    • Gives out particular attention to metallic coatings and environmental considerations.
    • Explores novel technologies preventing biofouling on metallic and polymeric substrates.

    This book is for researchers and graduate students in Coatings and Paints, Microbiology, Bioprocess Engineering, Biotechnology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Surface and Corrosion Engineering, and Water and Wastewater Treatment.

    1. Biofouling and Biocorrosion

    [Vinita Vishwakarma and K. Gobi Saravanan]

    2. Biofouling in Industrial Water Systems, Membrane Biofouling:

    Assessment and Reduction Strategies

    [Sanghyun Jeong, Nirenkumar Pathak, Gayathri Naidu, and

    Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran]

    3. Biofouling in Oil and Gas/Biofuel Pipelines

    [Dawn S S, Nirmala N, and Vinita Vishwakarma]

    4. Introduction to Surface Coatings

    [K. Gobi Saravanan, A.M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, and

    Vinita Vishwakarma]

    5. Characterization of Surface Coatings

    [K. Gobi Saravanan, A.M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, and

    Vinita Vishwakarma]

    6. Metallic Coatings

    [A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, K. Gobi Saravanan, and

    Vinita Vishwakarma]

    7. Ethical Issues and Environmental Safety

    [Vinita Vishwakarma and A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan]

    8. Future Prospects of the Coating Technology

    [Vinita Vishwakarma and Dawn S S]


    Vinita Vishwakarma, A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Gayathri Naidu