ASTM C1894

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ASTM C1894 – Standard Guide for Microbially Induced Corrosion of Concrete Products


This guide discusses microbially induced corrosion (MIC) of concrete products and laboratory test methods for determining the resistance of concrete to MIC.

Although the guide is intended for concrete products, it also covers cementitious mortar and paste that are used in specialized applications or laboratory investigations.


concrete; mortar; portland cement; wastewater; sewage; concrete pipe; concrete boxes; three-sided structures; manholes; microbially induced corrosion (MIC) of concrete; biogenic (biotic) acidification; chemical (abiotic) acidification; sulfate oxidizing bacteria (SOB); sulfate reducing; bacteria (SRB); hydrogen sulfide (H2S); biofilm