biodeterioration


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biodeterioration

the unwanted breakdown of materials such as foodstuffs, surface coatings, rubber, lubricants, by microorganisms, resulting in significant financial losses in many industries. Compare MICROBIAL DEGRADATION.
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International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Enzymatic decolorization and degradation of azo dyes e A review.
It is essential to identify microorganisms that take part in this process in order to properly protect objects from biodeterioration.
For future work on smoke treatment for enhancing wood resistance to biodeterioration attack, wood species producing smoke via pyrolysis could be desirable for investigation because the chemical compounds of the wood species would be different from each other.
Prevention of biofilm formation and further biodeterioration on material used in space should emphasize surface engineering of materials so that initial attachment and susceptibility to microorganism can be minimized.
Biodeterioration of sandstone under the influence of different humidity levels in laboratory conditions.
Microbiological Contamination, Biodeterioration and Biodegradability Assessment
Biofouling and biodeterioration in materials stored at the Historical Archive of the Museum of La Plata, Argentine and at the National Archive of the Republic of Cuba.