Insights into Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) surveillance tools, threat assessment and mitigation – Industry Workshop & Training

This event will take place at: 05/30/2023

Corrosion is the deterioration of a material, especially a metal when it interacts with its environment. It is a global challenge with an estimated annual cost of $3 trillion USD. Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) also referred to as biocorrosion includes a variety of processes by which micro-organisms contribute to corrosion directly or indirectly. It is a serious challenge in many industrial systems including the drinking water distribution system, the cooling water systems, the sewage treatment facilities, the underground pipes and ships, the piping and tanks of maritime vessels, the nuclear power facilities, and especially in the oil and gas industry in its production, refining, and transportation operations.

This 3-day focussed workshop is intended to guide and equip the participants with the basic knowledge of MIC leading to site application of learnings and mitigation assurance. Specifically, participants will be trained on the causes of MIC, its recognition and monitoring, the laboratory and field-testing techniques of MIC, and the available mitigation strategies. There shall be a practical demonstration of the detection and control of MIC using different available strategies. Upon the completion of this MIC short course and workshop, participants will be able to identify microbiologically influenced  corrosion and apply the appropriate strategy to mitigate MIC.

Target Group:

This training course is targeting industry professionals, industry partners, postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows. The course shall be an excellent opportunity for the targeted group to further specialise in all aspects of facilities corrosion with focus on biocorrosion and as well network with other colleagues.


Duzce University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Corrosion Research Laboratory, 81620, Duzce, TURKEY.

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Who should attend?

Industry professionals, industry partners, academic professionals and students interested in corrosion and material degradation in aqueous systems, including MIC. Individuals with responsibility for developing, implementing and executing corrosion management activities, including corrosion and materials engineers, microbiologists, production chemists, process engineers, integrity managers, laboratory technicians and field staff. Both asset operators, manufacturers, consultants, academics and students will benefit from the latest updates in this course.

Organization Committee:

Prof. Dr Husnu Gerengi, Local Course Organizer

Mr Matthew Snape, 29/05, WG3 Leader COST Action CA20130

Dr Torben L Skovhus, Course Content Director, Vice-Chair COST Action CA20130

Supported by:

Dr. Judit Knisz, WG1 Leader COST Action CA20130

Dr Annie Biwen An Stepec, WG2 Leader COST Action CA20130

6 course teachers / experts from the COST Action Network

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