Microbial deterioration of materials - fundamentals: microbial destruction mechanisms.

In: Werkstoffe und Korrosion (Werkst.Korros.), Jg. 45 (1994) ; Nr. 1, S. 10-16
ISSN: 0043-2822
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
A review, with 50 refs., includes building materials, petroleum products, metal surfaces, polymers, and ceramics. The microbial deterioration is caused by the excretion of metabolic intermediate and/or end products as well as exoenzymes.