Susceptibility of Bridge Steel and Concrete Components to Microbiological Influenced Corrosion (MIC) and Microbiological Influenced Deterioration (MID) in Florida

The objectives of this project are to: (1) Identify environments in Florida that may be susceptible to Microbiological Influenced Corrosion (MIC) and Microbiological Influenced Deterioration (MID). (2) Identify microbial activity in field locations. (3) Verify causative microbial organisms and environmental conditions for MIC and MID. (4) Identify electrochemical behavior of steel. (5) Identify initiation and progression of bio deterioration processes on submerged concrete structures. (6) Rehabilitation and prevention of biodeterioration of steel and concrete surfaces.