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BIOCORIN - NEW BIOCOATING FOR CORROSION INHIBITION IN METAL SURFACES

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 01/03/2012
  • RISULTATO

The annual direct cost of corrosion estimated worldwide exceeds 1.32 trillion, which means approximately between 3 to 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of industrialized countries. Among the different types of corrosion Microbial Influenced Corrosion (MIC) caused by fouling is estimated to be involved in at least 10% of the corrosion problems of structures reaching to 50% in the case of subterranean pipes. Existing antifouling solutions include biocides and solutions not environmentally friendly. Latest research has begun to focus on greener replacements, but up to now, with low environmental performance and durability ratios. This fact has caused an urgent demand for greener, non-toxic or low-toxicity (green Anti-Fouling agents) and longer lasting antifouling compounds and technologies. The main objective of the project is the development of an innovative bio-mimetic and eco-efficient environmental technology for inhibiting microbial induced corrosion (MIC) produced by bio-fouling through the integration of microorganisms in a sol-gel coating for metal surfaces of civil engineering structures in marine and terrestrial environments. The potential economic impact of the technology developed in the project could mean approximately 612 billion in direct cost. The general objectives are expected to be achieved through the following WPs: WP1: Microorganisms and inhibitors to be included in the sol-gel matrix WP2: Synthesis of a sol-gel enriched matrix for corrosion inhibition WP3: Environmental aspects of the bio-mimetic developed coating WP4: Demonstration WP5: Dissemination WP6: Business models and Exploitation WP7: Project Management


Start date: 2012-03-01
End date: 2015-08-31

Duration: 42 months

Project Reference: 282881

Project cost: 4045875 EURO
Project Funding: 2906137 EURO

Subprogramme Area: Eco-innovation!
Contract type: Collaborative project (generic)


Coordinatore: ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A. (ESPAÑA) - Miguel Ángel PARÍS TORRES

Altri Partecipanti

  • GRUPPO CSA SPA (ITALIA)
  • SVILUPPO TECNOLOGIE E RICERCA PER L'EDILIZIA SISMICAMENTE SICURA ED ECOSOSTENIBILE SCARL (ITALIA)
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG (DEUTSCHLAND)
  • INGG. F.&.R. GIRARDI COSTRUZIONI CIVILI ED INDUSTRIALI S.P.A. (ITALIA)
  • INSTITUT ZA FIZIKALNO BIOLOGIJO D.O.O. (SLOVENIJA)
  • VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV - SCIENCE PARK (NEDERLAND)
  • BIOPROSPERITY SYMBOULOI EPIKHEIRONEPE (HELLAS)
  • ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION INBIOTEC, INSTITUTO DE BIOTECHNOLOGIA DE LEON (ESPAÑA)
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-ENVIRONMENT : AMBIENTE (COMPRESI I CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI): priorità tematica 6 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea