Control of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Hydrocarbon Fuel Tanks

  • George Andrykovitch
  • Rex A. Neihof


Most of the problems originating with microbial deteriogens of fuels stored on naval ships or in land based tanks have arisen from fungi or sulfate-reducing bacteria. Fuel degrading fungi contribute to particulate matter and sludge and sulfate reducers produce fuel soluble sulfides and sulfur. Both groups of microorganisms contribute to corrosion.


Mixed Culture Sulfate Reducer Test Unit Hydrocarbon Fuel Naval Research Laboratory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Andrykovitch
    • 1
  • Rex A. Neihof
    • 2
  1. 1.GeoCenters, Inc. and George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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