Corrosion and smart materials

We work with smart materials for the supply sector, such as positive microbiology as coating in water pipes, and corrosion mitigation. We partner internationally to developing the best available technologies (BAT) and guidelines for industries and utilities.

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Biofilms and biocorrosion

In recent years, it has been discovered that naturally occurring bacteria in biofilms can interact positively in water pipes for distribution of water of high quality. Using natural bioactive compounds from plants offers a lot of benefits to consumers, industry, and the environment. For example, we can stimulate the protective effects of probiotic bacteria in drinking water pipes or use plant extracts and natural anti-fouling compounds to suppress biocorrosion in oil pipes.

We have the expertise to help shape a more sustainable and resilient future. Torben Lund Skovhus, Senior Associate Professor and Project Manager

How we work

    • Biofilm
    • Bioactive compounds in water pipes
    • Suppressing biocorrosion in oil pipes
    • Positive microbiology
    • Corrosion mitigation
    • Smart materials
    • Supply sector and industry partnerships
    • International expert lead
    • National advisor for developing BAT (best available technologies)

    Our expert knowledge in these fields have led us to become leader of the European MIC network and partner with the Canadian oil and gas industry.

    Nationally, we help develop the best available technology and processes for the Danish water and district heating utilities.


Torben Lund Skovhus
  • Torben Lund Skovhus

  • Senior Associate Professor and Project Manager, PhD
  • T: +45 87 55 42 96
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  • Ditte Andreasen Søborg

  • Associate Professor, PhD
  • T: +45 87 55 42 09
  • Expertise: water quality, water treatment, biofilm, microbiological processes
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  • Liliana Roman Persson

  • Associate Professor
  • T: +45 87 55 42 40
  • Lone Tang

  • Assistant Professor
  • T: +45 87 55 42 04
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  • Francisca Braga

  • Assistant Professor
  • T: +45 87 55 42 88
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Loren Ramsay
  • Loren Ramsay

  • Senior Associate Professor, MSc Eng. (Chemistry)
  • T: +45 87 55 41 69