Microbial colonisation of porous sedimentary rocks for their management of petrophysical properties.

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geo(micro)biology
    • Petrology
biofilm petrophysical properties pore structure sedimentary rocks
Project description

Bacteria inhabit the pores of natural rocks. This project aims to define the interaction of the location, growth and activity of biofilms and the petrophysical properties of rocks at pore scales and vice versa. This will allow a determination of the precise mechanisms, the role of the organisms and the link between microbial colonization and petrophysical properties inside sedimentary rocks.