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Author Lors, Christine, author

Title Interactions materials - microorganisms : concretes and metals more resistant to biodeterioration / Christine Lors, Françoise Feugeas, Bernard Tribollet
Published Les Ulis Cedex A, France : EDP Sciences, [2019]
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Contents Cover; Table of contents; Preface; List of authors; Acknowledgements; Theme 1 Physico-chemistry of surfaces; 1. Introduction to the physical chemistry of surfaces; 1.1 Generalities; 1.2 Surface tension and wettability; 1.2.1 Concepts; 1.2.2 Applications; 1.3 Adsorption; 1.4 Charged surfaces; 1.4.1 Concepts; 1.4.2 Interactions between charged surfaces; 1.5 Characterization and modification of surfaces; Acknowledgements; References; 2. Construction materials: general description and physical chemistry; 2.1 General description -- cements, mortars and concretes; 2.1.1 Portland cement
2.1.2 Calcium Aluminate Cements (CAC)2.1.3 Modern cements: mixtures of minerals; 2.2 Setting and hardening -- fundamental principles of crystallisation; 2.2.1 Notions of solubility equilibrium, undersaturation and supersaturation; 2.2.2 Nucleation; 2.2.3 Crystal growth; 2.2.4 Principles of crystallisation applied to Portland cement; 2.2.5 Principles of crystallisation applied to calcium aluminate cements; 2.3 Surface chemistry of hydrated cements; 2.3.1 Surface charge and z (zeta) potential; 2.3.2 Consequences for cementitious materials; 2.4 Conclusion; References
3. Microorganism-Concrete Interactions3.1 General information; 3.2 Parameters influencing the bioreceptivity of cementitious materials; 3.2.1 Relationship between these parameters and bioreceptivity; 3.2.2 Surface energy; 3.2.3 Measurement of contact angles; 3.3 Measurements of the evolution of surface properties of cementitious pastes with the technique of measurement of dynamic angles; 3.3.1 Implementation; 3.3.2 Evolution of contact angles as a function of time; 3.3.3 Evolution of contact angles as a function of diameter; 3.4 Conclusion; References
4.5.5 Stratification and spatiometabolic structuration, syntrophy4.5.6 Couplings of biotic and abiotic reactions: indirect biotic reactions; 4.6 Conclusion; References; 5. Biofilm lifestyle of the microscopic inhabitants of surfaces; 5.1 Biofilms, a lifestyle that concerns us; 5.2 A continuous construction site; 5.3 A complex organic cement to maintain the edifice; 5.4 Nearly indestructible buildings; 5.4.1 The extracellular matrix as a protective shield; 5.4.2 Differentiation and physiological adaptation; 5.4.3 The biofilm as a trigger of genetic plasticity in bacteria
Theme 2 Biofilms: actors of biodeterioration4. The bacterial cell: the functional unit of biofilms; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Microorganisms; 4.3 Microbial diversity and habitat diversity; 4.4 Structures and functions of the bacterial cell; 4.4.1 Cytoplasm, the nucleoid, and inclusions; 4.4.2 The cytoplasmic membrane; 4.4.3 Cell envelopes; 4.4.4 Appendages, filaments and cytoplasmic extensions; 4.5 Metabolism in bacteria; 4.5.1 Aerobic respiration of chemoorganotrophs; 4.5.2 Aerobes chemolithotrophs; 4.5.3 The anaerobic respirations; 4.5.4 Fermentations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 18, 2019)
Subject Corrosion and anti-corrosives.
Materials -- Biodegradation.
Corrosion and anti-corrosives.
Materials -- Biodegradation.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
Form Electronic book
Author Feugeas, Françoise, author
Tribollet, Bernard, author.
ISBN 2759823172