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Microbiologically induced corrosion of copper intrauterine devices by Enterobacter sp. in a synthetic intrauterine medium

B. Mónica Carrillo (National Corrosion Network, Institute of Engineering, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico)
S. Benjamín Valdez (National Corrosion Network, Institute of Engineering, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico)
Lucien Vevela (Applied Physics Department, Center for Investigation and Advanced Study (CINVESTAV‐IPN), Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico)
L. Tezozomoc Pérez (Gulf of Mexico Corrosion Program, Autonomous University of Campeche, Campeche, Mexico)
O. Lidia Vargas (National Corrosion Network, Institute of Engineering, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico)
W. Michael Schorr (National Corrosion Network, Institute of Engineering, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

Microbiologically induced corrosion of copper intrauterine devices “TCu380A” and “Nova T” by Enterobacter sp. in a synthetic intrauterine medium was investigated. The corrosion behaviour was evaluated applying cyclic voltammetry and Tafel Polarization. The surface morphology was determined using scanning electron microscopy, the corrosion products were analyzed using energy dispersive X‐rays and the biofilm composition was examined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy with an attenuated total reflectance device.

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Mónica Carrillo, B., Benjamín Valdez, S., Vevela, L., Tezozomoc Pérez, L., Lidia Vargas, O. and Schorr, W.M. (2004), "Microbiologically induced corrosion of copper intrauterine devices by Enterobacter sp. in a synthetic intrauterine medium", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 5, pp. 331-338. https://doi.org/10.1108/00035590410554892

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