Corrosion Science and Technology

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Although they often appear to be permanent, metals are unstable in their service environments and are susceptible to degradation by corrosion. Corrosion occurs when protective mechanisms have been overlooked, break down, or have been exhausted, leaving the metal vulnerable to attack by hostile environments. Control of corrosion is essential in a wide variety of industries. It is of concern to materials scientists and engineers, yet both students and professionals often cannot assimilate the information they need ...

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Overview

Although they often appear to be permanent, metals are unstable in their service environments and are susceptible to degradation by corrosion. Corrosion occurs when protective mechanisms have been overlooked, break down, or have been exhausted, leaving the metal vulnerable to attack by hostile environments. Control of corrosion is essential in a wide variety of industries. It is of concern to materials scientists and engineers, yet both students and professionals often cannot assimilate the information they need in typical corrosion-related literature because they do not have the specialized background these sources assume. Corrosion Science and Technology clarifies this important background material and guides readers in its practical application.
This text integrates the chemical, electrochemical, and metallurgical aspects of corrosion control for application in typical contemporary technologies with economical use of resources. The structures of water, oxides, and metals are examined to identify the interactions by which metals can corrode in natural and relevant artificial environments. The book describes the characteristics of metals and alloys often specified for corrosion-resistant service, and discusses the relative merits of various protective measures and the strategies available to control corrosion. Corrosion Science and Technology profiles aviation, automobile manufacture, food processing, and building construction to show how these sample industries currently address corrosion issues.
Written from long experience of both teaching and practice in the field, this book includes explanations of scientific principles and real world applications and case histories. Extensive information on additional corrosion-related literature is provided to guide readers to sources of more specific information. Corrosion Science and Technology gives readers a solid foundation on which to understand and apply corrosion control measures and to comprehend and use information from other sources.

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The authors discuss the nature of metallic structures and measures that can be taken to arrest or suppress the degradation of engineering metals. Topics include the use of protective coatings; attributes and corrosion behavior of plain carbon steels and irons, stainless steels, and aluminum alloys; and practical implications for such total technologies as aviation, automobile manufacture, food handling, and building construction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849382246
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/1997
  • Series: Materials Science & Technology Series , #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Overview of Corrosion and Protection Strategies 1
2 Structures Concerned in Corrosion Processes 15
3 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Corrosion Processes 71
4 Mixed Metal Systems and Cathodic Protection 155
5 The Intervention of Stress 169
6 Protective Coatings 185
7 Corrosion of Iron and Steels 227
8 Stainless Steels 253
9 Corrosion Resistance of Aluminum and Its Alloys 287
10 Corrosion and Corrosion Control in Aviation 309
11 Corrosion Control in Automobile Manufacture 327
12 Control of Corrosion in Food Processing and Distribution 339
13 Control of Corrosion in Building Construction 365
Index 383
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