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Two-prong approach to protect concrete in harshest environments

Acid-producing microorganisms are eating away some of the world’s most important infrastructure at an alarming rate. Known as microbial induced corrosion (MIC), this complex bacterial process ultimately produces biogenic sulfuric acid that can steadily reduce the surface pH of concrete sewer system components to destructively low levels leading to rapid decay and potential collapse.