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Corrosion Control (2nd Edition)

by Samuel A. Bradford

CASTI Publishing; Publication Date: 2001;ISBN: 1-894038-58-4 (Book) 1-894038-59-2 (CD-ROM) Bound 6"x9" 576 pages ($95.00) (Instructor's Manual available)

The purpose of this text is to train engineers and technologists not just to understand corrosion but to control it. Materials selection, coatings, chemical inhibitors, cathodic and anodic protection, and equipment design are covered in separate chapters. High-temperature oxidation is discussed in the final two chapters—one on oxidation theory and one on controlling oxidation by alloying and with coatings. This book treats corrosion and high-temperature oxidation separately. Corrosion is divided into three groups:

  1. chemical dissolution including uniform attack,

  2. electrochemical corrosion from either metallurgical or environmental cells, and

  3. stress-assisted corrosion.

Corrosion is logically grouped according to mechanisms rather than arbitrarily separated into different types of corrosion as if they were unrelated. For those university students and industry personnel who approach corrosion theory very hesitantly, this text will present the electrochemical reactions responsible for corrosion summed up in only five simple half-cell reactions. When these are combined on a polarization diagram, which is also explained in detail, the electrochemical processes become obvious. For those who want a text stripped bare of electrochemical theory, several noted sections can be omitted without loss of continuity. However, the author has presented the material in such a manner that these sections are not beyond the abilities of any high school graduate who is interested in technology.

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