Biodegradation & Durability of Materials
Under the Effect of Microorganisms
By S.A. Semenov, K.Z. Gumargalieva & G.E. Zaikov
244 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/2" x 9 3/4"
This volume in the book series New Concepts in Polymer Science deals with the damaging effects, which microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, etc. can have on a range of materials in machinery. The book aims to provide theoretical notions about the mechanisms of material damaging by microorganisms under operation conditions as well as to give recommendations for protection of technical articles and machinery.
This monograph consists of the following topics: finding of kinetic regularities, analytical models and quantitative indices for stages material biodamaging; study of influence of properties of materials, features of microorganisms, temperature, humidity and other factors on interaction between a material and a biodestructor; and, compilation of guidelines to determine and forecast biological resistance (bioresistance) of materials, development of means and methods for their protection as well as estimates of their efficiency.
This monograph will be of value and interest to researchers and engineers working in fields in which materials are subject to active microbiological aging and destruction. This book will be of interest to everyone interested or involved in the arena of polymeric coatings. It should also provide some new ideas as to how to control adhesion durability of coatings in different environments.
MODERN IDEAS ABOUT BIODAMAGING OF MATERIALS AND TECHNICAL ARTICLES.
REVIEW OF REFERENCES
Materials subject to damage and microorganisms-destructors
Interaction between materials and microorganisms-destructors
GENERAL INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUE
CHARACTERISTICS AND FEATURES OF TECHNICAL MATERIALS
DAMAGING BY MICROORGANISMS UNDER OPERATION CONDITIONS
Characteristics and determination methods of the interaction between mircroorganisms-destructors and materials
Damages of materials of technical articles induced by microorganisms
ADHESIVE INTERACTION BETWEEN MICROORGANISMS-DESTRUCTORS AND MATERIALS
Quantitative description and parameters of the process
Dependence of adhesion on properties of material, spores of microscopic fungi and temperature-humidity conditions of the surroundings
GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS-DESTRUCTORS ON MATERIALS
Quantitative description and indices of the process
Dependence of microbiological growth on properties of material, microorganism and temperature-humidity conditions of the environment
VARIATION UNDER THE ACTION OF MICROORGANISMS
Changes in material properties induced by physical processes
Changes in material properties induced by chemical processes
PROTECTION OF MATERIALS AND TECHNICAL FACILITIES AGAINST MICROBIOLOGICAL DAMANGE
System approach to raising microbiological resistance of materials and articles.
Investigation techniques for studying microbiological resistance of materials and efficiency of protection facilities
Mathematical modeling and prognosis of microbiological damaging of materials
Methods and facilities for protection of articles agains microbiological damages
APPENDIX 1: THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS FACTORS ON DAMAGING OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS BY MICROORGANISMS
Temperature and air humidity
The species composition and activity of microorganisms-destructors
Aging of polymeric materials
The effect of technogenic magnetic fields
APPENDIX 2: KINETICS OF RADIAL GROWTH OF ASPERGILLUS COLONIES AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES
APPENDIX 3: KINETICS OF ACIDS EXCRETION IN MEDIUM BY MYCELIAL MICROMYCETES COLONIES
Chemical Engineering; Materials Science
New Concepts in Polymer Science
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