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Polymetallic Coatings to Control Biofouling in Pipelines
Challenges and Potential

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ISBN 9781032044897
September 14, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
192 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Most of the pipelines used for transport of varied fluids are susceptible to biofilms, and undesirable accumulation of microorganism in pipelines leads to biodeterioration and increase the maintenance cost of the pipelines. This book focusses 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 surface of several engineered structures. Impressing upon various reasons of biofouling in pipelines that transport crude and refined petroleum, gas, biofuels, other fluids including sewage, slurry, water for drinking or irrigation, the underlying mechanism is thoroughly explained. A comparison of various protective techniques is also highlighted for 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 a 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 aims at researchers and graduate students in Coatings and paints, Microbiology, Bioprocess Engineering, Biotechnology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Surface & Corrosion Engineering, and Water and Wastewater Treatment.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Biofouling and Biocorrosion
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Microbial Growth and Biofouling
1.3 Measurements of Microbial Growth
1.4 Biofouling
1.5 Chemical Fouling
1.6 Biological Fouling
1.7  Case Studies

Chapter 2  Biofouling in Industrial Water System, Membrane Biofouling: Assessment and Reduction Strategies
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Biofouling Mechanisms
2.3 Biofouling Control and Prevention Strategies
2.4 Pretreatment and Membrane based Systems
2.5 Biofouling Reduction Strategies
2.6 Detection of Fouling

Chapter 3 Biofouling in Oil and Gas/Biofuel Pipelines
3.1. Introduction
3.2  Significance of Oil/Gas/Biofuel in Energy Sector
3.3 Transportation Mechanisms
3.4 Materials used in Pipelines
3.5 Biofouling Causes and Impacts in Oil/Gas/Biofuel Transporting Pipelines
3.6 Biofouling in Pipelines: Treatment and Controlling Mechanisms
3.7 Biofouling: Current Challenges and its Impact on Global Market

Chapter 4 Introduction of surface coatings
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Surface Chemistry
4.3 Substrate Preparation Techniques
4.4 Surface Activation
4.5 Alkaline Treatment
4.6 Acidic Pretreatment
4.7 Types of Surface Cleaning
4.8 Types of coating Techniques
4.9 Binary Electroless Plating Process
4.10 Powder Spray Deposition
4.11 Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Technique
4.12. Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Technique
4.13. Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposition Technique
4.14. Thin Film Growth Characteristics
4.15. Importance and Applications of Coatings

Chapter  5 Characterization of surface coatings
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Surface Analytical Techniques
5.3 Characterization of Coatings
5.4 FTIR Spectroscopy
5.5 Biofilm analysis in Membrane Water Filters
5.6 Identification of Chemical Composition in Biofilm Formation
5.7 Impact of SRB in Pipelines
5.8 Biofouling Treatment and Preventive Measures

Chapter  6 Metallic coatings
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Techniques of Metallic Coatings and Significance
6.3 Corrosion and Leaching Problems
6.4 Industrial Application

Chapter 7 Ethical issue and environmental safety 
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Safety and Ethics of Metallic Coatings
7.3 Controlled Release of Antifouling Coatings

Chapter 8 Future Prospects in coating technology
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Prospects in Coating Technology

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Dr. Vinita Vishwakarma is a Professor (Research) at the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, INDIA. She received her Ph.D from Ranchi University (Ranchi) in 2002 and has since published more than 100 research articles, book chapters and book in the field of Biofouling, Biocorrosion, Thin film, Bioimplants, surface modifications, concrete corrosion, Environment Health and Safety. Her research is focused on the developments of metals and materials to control Biofouling and Biocorrosion. She has received sponsored research projects from various funding of Government of India. She is the member of many professional bodies such as Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Institute of Metals, Indian Women Scientist Association and Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World. She has also edited several proceedings books and is a reviewer in many journals.

Dr. Dawn S S is a Chemical Engineer and has over 20 years of experience in teaching and research. She is a Professor (Research) and Head in the Centre for Waste Management, a Centre of Excellence for Energy Research. She has made over 50 publications in reputed journals and Conference proceedings. She has written a book entitled Bio & Enzyme Engineering and has authored several book chapters. She is a Consultant and to Wasmanpro Solutions, Chennai and has experience in Environmental Impact Assessment. Waste Management for energy and value-added products recovery, wastewater assessment and treatment are her interests. Biofuels from waste resources and its associated impacts on materials during transportation and storage, organic coatings on metal surfaces are also her focus. She has operated Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India funded projects. She is actively involved in rural women development through Unnat Bharat Abhiyan funded projects by providing skill training for the women for their livelihood.

Dr. K. Gobi Saravanan is Scientist "C" at the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. Currently, he is working on biomaterials, surface modification, antimicrobial coatings, corrosion protection of implant materials, bioactive and biocompatibility materials. He has published 25 papers in reputed International Journals, 2 Indian patens and many papers in national/international conferences. In addition, he has attracted funding from various government funding agencies like Department of Biotechnology, Indian Space Research Organization, etc.

Dr. A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan is Scientist "C" at Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. He has research experience in reputed organizations like ISRO, CSIR-CECRI, and IGCAR. His research expertise lies in the field of high temperature coatings, corrosion protection, geopolymer based coatings, thin films, biosensors, phase transformations of materials. He has authored 25 papers in reputed international journals, 7 book chapters and presented his work in many national/international conferences. He has filed 6 Indian patents. He has received 7 research grants from various government funding agencies like, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). He is a reviewer for several reputed international journals. He is a recipient IOP Trusted Reviewer Award 2021.

Prof. Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran is currently Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering and Dr.Sc from University of Montpellier and University of Toulouse respectively. He is a Fellow of the International Water Association. During the last twenty-five years, he has made significant contributions to the understanding of membrane systems in water reuse, resource recovery and desalination; and sustainable water systems in developing countries. He has several national and international projects in these areas. He obtained over 15 Australian Research Council grants and worked as investigator and work package leader in four EU projects. He served UTS coordinator of several consortiums: Australian National Centre of Excellence for Desalination, Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). He has published over 350 Journal papers, books and book chapters. He holds several international and national awards, including Google Impact Challenge Technology against Poverty Prize (2017), IWA Development and Global Project Innovation Awards in Research (2019, 2012) and Kamal Fernando mentor Award (2018).

Dr. Gayathri Naidu obtained her PhD and postdoctoral research fellow from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her research interest is focused on Water and wastewater treatment, Membrane distillation, Nanoparticles, Seawater Mining, Integrated resource recovery from acid mining water. She worked as an industrial process engineer with Motorola and gained experience as a water and wastewater policy specialist. She is the Member of Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA). She has published more than 40 journal papers and one book chapter to her credits.