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Principles of corrosion engineering and corrosion control
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Amsterdam : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006


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PSZ JB 30000010144428 TA418.74 A92 2006 Open Access Book

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Corrosion is a huge issue for materials, mechanical, civil and petrochemical engineers. With comprehensive coverage of the principles of corrosion engineering, this book is a one-stop text and reference for students and practicing corrosion engineers. Highly illustrated, with worked examples and definitions, it covers basic corrosion principles, and more advanced information for postgraduate students and professionals. Basic principles of electrochemistry and chemical thermodynamics are incorporated to make the book accessible for students and engineers who do not have prior knowledge of this area. Each form of corrosion covered in the book has a definition, description, mechanism, examples and preventative methods. Case histories of failure are cited for each form. End of chapter questions are accompanied by an online solutions manual.

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This book is written as a course resource for corrosion engineering and science students, but is also a useful reference for practicing engineers. The topics treated in 12 chapters include an introduction to corrosion, basic concepts, application of Faraday's Laws to corrosion rates, types of corrosion, cathodic protection, corrosion control by inhibition, coatings, corrosion prevention by design, materials selection, atmospheric corrosion, boiler corrosion, and concrete corrosion. There are numerous figures, illustrations, and examples, and each chapter is followed by an extensive list of references as well as keywords, definitions, multiple-choice questions, conceptual questions, and review questions intended to test reader comprehension. Answers to multiple-choice questions and worked solutions to problems are made available to lecturers and tutors by registration on a Web site. Ahmad (mechanical engineering, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia) has 25 years experience teaching this subject, and the organization, explanations, illustrations, and descriptions are clear and logical. For chemical and mechanical engineering students, engineering technology students, and practicing engineers. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates; graduate students; professionals. R. Darby emeritus, Texas A&M University

Table of Contents

Basic concepts
Corrosion kinetics
Types of corrosion: materials and environments
Cathodic protection
Corrosion control by inhibition
Corrosion prevention by design
Selection of materials for corrosive environments
Atmospheric corrosion
Boiler corrosion
Concrete corrosion