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Biocontamination survey for Microbially Influenced Corrosion exposure TEST

Project description

A novel setup will speed development of counter-measures to microbe colonisation in fuel tanks

Securing a reliable energy supply is one of our most pressing challenges. Liquid fuels are and will continue to be a vital component of the energy mixture. Microbially induced corrosion at the hydrocarbon–water interface throughout the liquid fuel infrastructure from production to storage and handling is a costly problem. Currently, there is no way to investigate biocontamination and antimicrobials’ action under industrially relevant conditions. The EU-funded MICTEST project is addressing the issue of this missing technology. The team are developing new biocontamination exposure and assessment protocols for lab-scale testing and validation of materials, coatings and components for aircraft fuel systems with the goal of introducing standardisation in the industry.

Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Net EU contribution
€ 316 782,50
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 316 782,50

Participants (1)

COMPANIA LOGISTICA DE HIDROCARBUROS CLH SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 181 151,25
Address
Calle Titan 13
28045 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 181 151,25