Modeling Dialium guineense mediated Zn-nanoparticle growth inhibition on Gram-positive microbes inducing microbiologically-influenced-corrosion

Joshua Olusegun Okeniyi*, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi

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In this paper, the minimum inhibition concentration of Dialium guineense (D. guineense) mediated Zn-nanoparticle material on Gram-positive strains of microbes inducing microbiologically-influenced-corro sion (MIC) of metals, were experimentally studied and with the experimental data subjected to numerical analyses. Four strains of Gram-positive strains of microbes that are known to induce MIC on metallic materials were employed in seeded agar plates and against which different concentrations of Zn-nanoparticle (having D. guineense leaf-extract as precursor) were dispersed. Growth inhibition measurements of the Gram-positive microbial strains were then analyzed via mathematical correlation modeling, analyses of variance and Newton-Raphson methodology for improving details of minimum inhibition concentration of the bio-synthesized Zn-nanoparticle material against the microbial strains. Results from the study are of importance for responsible applications of MIC controlling, and for avoiding inadvertent MIC aggravating, system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2473-2476
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Early online date5 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference of Materials Processing and Characterization, ICMPC 2020 - Mathura, India
Duration: 21 Feb 202023 Feb 2020

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