Biocorin Project

 

 

BIOCORIN - New biocoating for corrosion inhibition in metal surface

FP7 ENV.2011.3.1.39-1ECO-INNOVATION

 

 

The project BIOCORIN - New biocoating for corrosion inhibition in metal surface, aims at developing a green alternative to the coatings and solutions used up to date for MIC corrosion protection and prevention in infrastructures. As the concept of the project is the identification of anti-fouling microorganisms, their later integration in a sol-gel coating and finally the monitoring of the coating performance, latest technologies, solutions and methods related to those fields will be analysed.

This sol-gel coating would be used to protect steel structures (viaducts, railways, steel structures in ports, airports, gas pipes, etc.) aiming at increasing their life by 30%. The demonstration activities are being carried out in 3 sites: 

  • Harlingen Harbor (The Nederlands - marine environment)
  • Gijón Harbor (Spain – marine environment)
  • Shore area of Bagnoli-Coroglio (Napoli, Italy – marine and land environment)

 

Duration: 3 years (2012-2015)

 

Partners
Project Coordinator: ACCIONA Infraestructuras 
BIOPROSPERITY, Gruppo C.S.A., IMMT, INBIOTEC, STRESS S.c.ar.l., TU BAF, VLCI

 

www.biocorin.eu

 

 

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