Microbially induced corrosion of copper canisters

 

Customer: The Finnish Research Program on Nuclear Waste Management

 CHALLENGE

Microbial activity may harm the integrity and long term performance of copper canister in repository environment.

 SOLUTION
  • Corrosion research and monitoring of biofilm formation with sophisticated electrochemical and molecular biological methods simulating the repository scenarios
  • Evaluating influence of the aggressive substances produced by microbes
  • Characterization of surface processes in natural environment
 BENEFIT

 Results will support

  • Safety evaluation of long-term corrosion resistance
  • Reliable design of copper canister
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