Hey I'm not sure if this should be here or to the AE guys or both. But I just need to find out a little more on micro bacterial contamination and ways to prevent it in jet fuels. Any of you know about it or have and sources on it?
The main cause of microbacterial contamination in jet fuels is the presence of water and nutrients, which can support the growth of microorganisms.
Microbacterial contamination in jet fuel can lead to the formation of biofilms, which can clog filters and damage fuel system components. It can also cause corrosion and reduce fuel efficiency.
The most common methods used to reduce microbacterial contamination in jet fuels include filtration, biocides, and water removal techniques. Additionally, proper storage and handling procedures can also help prevent contamination.
Yes, there are regulations set by organizations such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that require airlines and fuel providers to regularly monitor and control microbacterial contamination in jet fuels.
There are potential health risks for both passengers and crew if jet fuel contaminated with microbacteria is used. These include skin and respiratory infections, as well as potential damage to the respiratory and nervous systems.