This free E-Learning course is based upon work from COST Action CA20130, supported by COST
(European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

Introduction to MIC and Corrosion Threat Assessment

Learn the steps for determining if microbiologically influenced corrosion is a threat to your assets. 
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What's included?

  • >6 hours of self-directed learning material
  • 8 E-Learning modules
  • Training is suitable for individuals regardless of background or experience.
  • Complete the course at your own pace within 1 year
  • Multiple Activities in each module/lesson
  • Self-assessments included with each module/lesson
  • Downloadable lecture notes and other supporting materials
  • Case studies to reinforce key concepts
  • Recognized expert instructors
  • Certificate of completion provided at end of course

Use Multiple Lines of Evidence

MIC assessment is based on collecting and analyzing multiple lines of information, including chemical conditions, microbiology, operation and design information and corrosion/materials assessments. 

Learn about state-of-the-art molecular microbiological methods and how data from these methods is interpreted. 
Gain confidence in your ability to organize and conduct a MIC threat assessment. 

It's more than just microbes...

Microorganisms are present nearly everywhere in the environment and some can survive extreme conditions, however; how do we know when they are the cause of corrosion? 

While research is going on now to search for biomarkers for MIC, we know that the presence of microorganisms alone does not mean that MIC will occur. Thus, other lines of evidence that help us understand corrosion mechanisms in a given environment are essential. 

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Torben Lund Skovhus
Docent and Project Manager at VIA University College, Centre of Applied Research and Development in Building, Energy and Environment (Horsens, Denmark) Principal of Skovhus BioConsult
Mr. Richard Eckert
Principal Owner and Consultant, Microbial Corrosion Consulting, LLC, Michigan, USA
NACE Internal Corrosion Specialist and AMPP Fellow
Dr. Judit Knisz
Senior Research Scientist, Faculty of Water Sciences, University of Public Service, Baja, Hungary

Course Lessons

European MIC Network – New paths for science, sustainability and standards

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