Microbial life is incredibly diverse. There are microbes that can survive the crushing pressure, low temperatures, and lack of light in the deep ocean, and others that have a thousand times more resistance to radiation than humans. A nonillion bacteria exist in the world (10 30 ), more than the number of stars in the […]
Bats belong in the jungle, not in your salad. An unfortunate incident happened recently where two people found a dead bat in a prepackaged salad bought from a Walmart in Florida. This bat, from the Mexican free-tailed species, is common in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America, so its origins are difficult […]
Food safety is all over the news–not just here in the US, but globally. For many companies, having an in-house lab carries potential benefits that can reduce costs and considerably increase safety and efficiency.
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Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) causes billions of dollars in damage annually. It affects diverse industries including marine transportation and shipping, chemical and oil processing, power generation, water treatment, and aviation among others. But I find that most people aren’t familiar with it and I’m often asked for some specific examples. Here are two cases of MIC that we can all appreciate.