Microbiological Induced Corrosion MIC

Microbiological Induced Corrosion MIC causes metals and concrete to crumble and lose it’s stability. This type of corrosion is caused by bacteria and can cause havoc in large structures that suddenly become unstable due to corrosion.

There are micro-organisms that eat Timber, Plastics, Cement and even Metals and most other materials. Fungus causes wood rot. Many plastics are bio-degradable. Micro-biologically Induced Corrosion causes concrete to crumble. Many MICROBIOLOGICAL INDUCED CORROSION MICConcrete and Steel Structures have to be replaced prematurely because Micro-biologically Induced Corrosion was not recognized.

Which organisms cause MIC?

Various organisms cause microbiological induced corrosion, such as:

  • Sulphate Reducing Bacteria (SRB) found in sewerage systems,
  • Acid Producing Bacteria (APB) found in sewerage
  • Iron Oxidising Bacteria (IOB) found in sewerage systems and air conditioning


The Bio-Oxygen Process kills the organisms that cause Micro-biologically Induced Corrosion.

The Bio-Oxygen process is a process that can eliminate the need for expensive rebuilding projects for large scale structures. If you take a look at the way the Bio Oxygen process works, you will see that these organisms and bacteria that are responsible for making cement and steel begin to break down and crumble can be killed.