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Sunlight-enhanced calcareous deposition on cathodic stainless steel in natural seawater.
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PMID:  23330652     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In replicate series of experiments in natural seawater, one in full darkness and the other in a 1:1 diurnal cycle with as little as ∼5% of natural solar illumination, sunlight promoted calcareous deposition on cathodic stainless steel surfaces. As exemplified by scanning electron microscopy, the deposit that formed under the natural diurnal cycle, in the presence of photosynthetic biofilms, was composed of finer calcareous crystals that provided more compact and more uniform surface coverage than the one formed in the dark. The light-enhanced deposit also possessed better scale properties, as suggested by X-ray analysis and electrochemical measurements. Sunlight enhancement of calcareous deposition looked all the more conspicuous when day and night regimes were examined independently. These results not only bear important implications for cathodic protection in marine waters, but also provide an intriguing analogy to coral reef calcification.
M Eashwar; P Sathish Kumar; R Ravishankar; G Subramanian
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biofouling     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1029-2454     ISO Abbreviation:  Biofouling     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200331     Medline TA:  Biofouling     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Corrosion Research Centre, CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute , Mandapam Camp , Tamil Nadu , 623519 , India.
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