NICOLETA OANA NICULA (BUTOI), EMESE VARGA, ADRIANA MARIANA BORS, IOSIF LINGVAY ASSESSMENT OF PAINT LAYERS QUALITY 2. IDENTIFICATION OF BIOLOGICAL SPECIES GROWN ON A RAILWAY BRIDGE
The species from the increased biofouling on the paint layers applied to the metallic strength structure of a railway bridge located in a Natura 2000 protected area have been identified by specific biologic and microbiological methods. As a result of the analysis of the biological samples taken on the field, it has been found that relatively large variety of filamentous molds are present (Aspergillus fumigatus, Asprgillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Paecilomyces variotii, Chaetomium globosum, Trichoderma viride, Stachybotris atra, Trichoderma sp., Alternaria sp and Penicillium sp.). Samples also show, lichens (Xanthoria parietina and Hypogymnia physodes) and lower plants capable of photosynthesis such as algae (Chlorophyta Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae) and moss (Lunularia cruciata, Marchantiophyta).