Specific and differential media for the isolation and identification of biocorrosion producing agents.


What is biocorrosion?

It is a process in which microorganisms accelerate corrosion reactions inside metallic systems, their evolution only requires a minimum amount of free water.
The biocorrosion phenomena have not been associated to just one mechanism or attributed to a single biological agent, for that reason the detection of different population groups associated with this problematic is necessary.
Biofilm formation on the metal surface is responsible for the origin of the micro-environmental conditions that causes localized metal loss. That is why the early identification of present bacterial groups related to this phenomenon is a key element for the timely implementation of monitoring activities.
Continuing with the accomplishment of its mission the CIC has developed BioCor, a product oriented to the diagnose and monitor of bacterial populations associated with corrosion processes.




  • Detection and quantification of the main biological agents involved in biocorroion phenomena using solid and liquid samples from industrial systems.
  • Monitoring of the effectiveness of biocide treatments (planktonic bacteria).
  • Obtainment of a microbiological profile of planktonic bacterial of a system.
  • Tracing sessile bacteria presence through the analysis of biocoupons.



BioCor is available in 6 formulations, in order to respond the to need of isolation of the various bacterial groups commonly associated with biocorrosion.



  • It is a product easy to handle both in field and laboratory.
  • It has a component that allows a high rate of selection and differentiation of potential corrosive bacteria.
  • Innocuous and environmentally safe.
  • High stability under controlled laboratory conditions.
  • Nonflammable.
  • Thanks to its 6 formulations the common bacteria groups associated with corrosion processes can be timely traced.



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