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Our previous studies  have shown that these halophyte extracts can lower the
activity of SRB to negligible levels, lower the relative abundance of common SRB
species, and facilitate the breakdown of established biofilms. Different compounds are extracted from the plants as the extraction temperature increases. Some are biocidal, while others can promote growth, such as xylose and other sugars from the breakdown of the plant cells. Moreover, a lower extraction temperature will significantly reduce the production cost on a future commercial scale. Hence, optimization of the extraction temperature is essential. Our current ongoing study examines the biocidal efficacy of extracts from a single halophyte species produced at five different temperatures.
Studies are being done in 100 ml serum bottles with Postgate medium and extracts. The bottles are inoculated with a microbial culture from water obtained from a production separator after a MIC afflicted pipeline in the North Sea.
Specifics of the process and the plant are part of an ongoing patent application and cannot be disclosed yet.
 Stein, J. L., Chaturvedi, T., Skovhus, T. L. & Thomsen, M. H. Clean Biocide
Project: Halophilic plant extracts for prevention of microbiologically influenced
corrosion (MIC). in IWA Biofilm Reactor Conference. Books of Abstracts 154–
|Publication date||28 Aug 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Aug 2022|
|Event||EUROCORR 2022 - Berlin, Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 28 Aug 2022 → 1 Sept 2022
|Period||28/08/22 → 01/09/22|
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Skovhus, T. L., Thomsen, M. H., Chaturvedi, T. & Stein, J. L.
01/11/21 → 31/12/23
Clean Biocide Phase 1: Halophilic plant extracts as natural corrosion inhibitors and biocides for oil field application
Skovhus, T. L., Thomsen, M. H., Chaturvedi, T., Eckert, R., Stein, J. L. & Kotu, S. P.
01/09/20 → 01/09/21