Corrosion for Everybody

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Springer Science & Business Media, 21 nov 2009 - 368 pagine

People seldom enjoy corrosion. They usually perceive it as a nasty phenomenon with which they must cope. Yet many people, far from the corrosion field, come across it because of their professional duty. Lawyers, historians, doctors, architects, philosophers, artists, and archeologists, to name a few, may want or need to understand the principles of corrosion.

This volume explains this important topic in a lucid, interesting, and popular form to everybody: to students and young engineers who are only beginning their studies, to scientists and engineers who have dealt with corrosion for many years, and to non-specialists involved in corrosion problems.

The book uses a fresh writing style, with some new explanations relating to thermodynamics of oxidation of iron and mild steels in water, reversible and irreversible potential, solubility of oxygen in water and aqueous solutions of electrolytes, corrosion of metals in fuels, corrosion of storage tanks for fuels and their corrosion control, corrosion monitoring in practice, humanitarian aspects of corrosion science and technology (history of the evolution of knowledge about corrosion, relationships between corrosion and philosophy, corrosion and art). Many practical examples of various corrosion phenomena are given.

 

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Chapter 1 Corrosion Mechanism and Corrosion Factors
1
Chapter 2 Corrosion Phenomena
53
Chapter 3 Corrosion in Natural and Industrial Environments
109
Chapter 4 Corrosion Control Measures
151
Chapter 5 Corrosion Monitoring
189
Chapter 6 Humanitarian Aspects of Corrosion Science and Technology
231
Appendix A Thermodynamics of Oxidation of Iron and Carbon Steels in Water
287
Appendix B Reversible and Irreversible Electrode Potential
291
Appendix E Solubility of Oxygen inWater and Aqueous Solutions of Electrolytes
313
Appendix F Chemical Compositions of Alloys
317
Appendix G Biocides Used in Industry
321
Appendix H PhysicoChemical Properties of Crude Oil Petroleum DistillatesFuels Naphthenic and Some Aliphatic Acids
325
Appendix I Identification of Corrosion Products Accordingto Their Colors
329
Postscript
337
Color Section
339
Index
365

Appendix C Electrochemical Kinetics and Polarization Curves
299
Appendix D Passivity
307

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