Microbially Assisted Pitting Corrosion (MIC) In Nursing Home Plumbing

A large nursing and residential home, ‘Stadtresidenz’ in Oberursel, was built in 1996. Four years later, leakages started to occur in the copper drinking water system.

Around ten leaks occurred, although there were none in the hot water system. The leaks caused widespread disruption and distress to residents.

Because of his international reputation in the area of copper corrosion, Dr. P. Munn of MCS was called in to investigate the problem and find a solution.

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