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Volume 34, Issue 1-2


Omics-based approaches and their use in the assessment of microbial-influenced corrosion of metals

David J. Beale
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Published Online: 2015-10-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/corrrev-2015-0046


Microbial-influenced corrosion (MIC) has been known to have economic, environmental, and social implications to offshore oil and gas pipelines, concrete structures, and piped water assets. While corrosion itself is a relatively simple process, the localised manner of corrosion makes in situ assessments difficult. Furthermore, corrosion assessments tend to be measured as part of a forensic investigation. Compounding the issue further is the impact of microbiological/biofilm processes, where corrosion is influenced by the complex processes of different microorganisms performing different electrochemical reactions and secreting proteins and metabolites that can have secondary effects. While traditional microbiological culture-dependent techniques and electrochemical/physical assessments provide some insight into corrosion activity, the identity and role of microbial communities that are related to corrosion and corrosion inhibition in different materials and in different environments are scarce. One avenue to explore MIC and MIC inhibition is through the application of omics-based techniques, where insight into the bacterial population in terms of diversification and their metabolism can be further understood. As such, this paper discusses the recent progresses made in a number of fields that have used omics-based applications to improve the fundamental understanding of biofilms and MIC processes.

Keywords: corrosion; metabolomics; metagenomics; microbial corrosion; next generation sequencing


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About the article

David J. Beale

David J. Beale is a research scientist in the Land and Water Flagship at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He has more than 10 years of experience in the delivery of R&D projects, which include a portfolio of projects relating to sustainability, water management, and quality within the water and wastewater sector. He is also a technical expert and project leader on developing environmental metabolomic techniques for the assessment of pathogens and biofilms within water systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in environmental science and doctorate in analytical chemistry from RMIT University.

Avinash V. Karpe

Avinash V. Karpe has a PhD from the Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Technology, at Swinburne University of Technology and is currently a visiting scientist with CSIRO Land and Water. His primary research involves enhancing fungal bioprocessing for biofuel and medicinal metabolite production. Additionally, he is also involved in numerous metabolomic studies of fungal and bacterial communities in riverine, wastewater, and food processing systems.

Snehal Jadhav

Snehal Jadhav is a postdoctoral research fellow in Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, working in the area of microbial proteomics and metabolomics. Currently, her research is centred on the development of strategies based on MALDI-TOF MS, GC-MS, and LC-MS to identify and characterise bacteria obtained from food, clinical, and environmental sources. Previously, her research has also focussed on the effect of natural products against bacterial biofilms formed on abiotic surfaces.

Tim H. Muster

Tim H. Muster is a senior research scientist in the Cities Program in CSIRO Land & Water. He has over 20 years of research experience in the scientific disciplines of colloid, surface, and electrochemistry, with over 65 refereed journal publications. In 2007, Tim was the recipient of CSIRO Young Scientist John Philip Award and has twice won the Marshall Fordham Best Research Paper of the Australasian Corrosion Association (2003 and 2005). More recently, Tim was the recipient of a CSIRO Julius Career Award for nutrient recovery from wastewater and leads research focussed on the effective management of urban and food production waste streams for the productive recovery of water, energy, and nutrients.

Enzo A. Palombo

Enzo A. Palombo is chair at the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. He has over 25 years of experience as a microbiologist and combines his academic teaching of microbiology and environmental biology with research interests in environmental microbiology, food microbiology, diagnostic microbiology, gastrointestinal microbiota, and bioactive compound discovery.

Corresponding author: David J. Beale, Land and Water Flagship, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), PO Box 2583, Brisbane 4001, Queensland, Australia, e-mail:

Received: 2015-05-28

Accepted: 2015-08-20

Published Online: 2015-10-07

Published in Print: 2016-03-01

Citation Information: Corrosion Reviews, Volume 34, Issue 1-2, Pages 1–15, ISSN (Online) 2191-0316, ISSN (Print) 0334-6005, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/corrrev-2015-0046.

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