Microbiologically-Influenced Corrosion (MIC, for short) is now a well-documented phenomenon, and is estimated to cost the United States economy nearly $150 billion annually (Source: Liang Research Group, Colorado School of Mines). This being no small amount of money, there is significant interest and awareness regarding the causes of MIC and strategies that can be used to mitigate its impact. When it comes to microbiological contamination, the least expensive solution is always early prevention. This is because microorganisms multiply at an exponential rate. Early prevention starts with early detection, in order to make the operator aware that action needs to be taken.
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