Bock, Eberhard; Sand, Wolfgang:

Applied electron microscopy on the biogenic destruction of concrete and blocks. Use of the transmission electron microscope for identification of mineral acid producing bacteria.

In: Proc.Int.Conf.Cem.Microsc., 8th, (1986), S. 285-302
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
In a simulation of biogenic corrosion of concrete by Thiobacillus thiooxidans, the T. thiooxidans grown on concrete blocks with a H2S substrate caused a higher concrete wt. loss and pH decrease than the T. thiooxidans grown on the blocks with S2O32- or CH3SH as the substrate. TEM enabled the differentiation of Thiobacillus, Nitrosomonas, and Nitrobacter bacteria on material specimens from different sources.