The Effect of Algal and Bacterial Colonies on the Formaton of Corrosion-active Compounds Degrading Silicate Building Materials

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R. Wasserbauer, Z. Rácová, and I. Loušová

Microbiological and Chemical Laboratory, Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague

Keywords: phototrophs, cyanobacteria, bacteria, consortium, metabolites


The present study confirmed the effect of the Burgolderia cepacia symbiont, which, together with the Aphanothece saxicola algae, produces organic acids. These may significantly speed up the powder formation and surface degradation of silicate building materials. The study has supported the expert opinion on the transformation of amino acids by the bacteria present on the surface of facades.


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