Information from Nanni
Nanni is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.
Summary of the experiences and competences of Nanni
I studied Water Science at the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany and did my PhD in the aquatic biotechnology group of the biofilm centre In Essen. I focused on communication pathways of bioleaching bacteria and was involved in several MIC related projects such as biogenic sulfuric acid corrosion together with Fraunhofer Umsicht in Oberhausen Germany. I followed my passion for microbial material degradation and started in 2014 my position at ENDURES B.V. in the Netherlands where I am responsible for all projects related to microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) and biofilm related issues. We focus on marine environments such as harbor and offshore structures but also problems in fresh, brackish and process water are part of our scope- summarized, we are active in all water-bearing systems (such as sprinkler or fire extinguising systems) where microbial corrosion can take place.
I am happy to be part of the Euro-Mic action to discuss everything around MIC and to help with stakeholder engagements.
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In our team we focus on applied research to find new techniques for prevention and mitigation of MIC. We have a strain collection of MIC related microorganisms in house which can be used for individual set-ups based on customer wishes to test their effect on different materials.
Next to it we are doing consultancy for damage cases to help customers with MIC related related problems. We have a fully equipped microbiological laboratory for diagnosis of MIC related microorganisms. But our analysis is not only microbial based, we combine it with all other in-house disciplines such as material failure analysis or electrochemistry. With this expertise we are able to conclude if MIC or other corrosion mechanisms are the problem of the affected structure.
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