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Atmospheric Corrosion

ISBN: 978-0-471-37219-6
368 pages
September 2000
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A new scientific focus on the corrosion process and its amelioration While atmospheric corrosion has been studied by engineers for nearly a century, a systematic scientific investigation of this vital field has become possible only in recent years. In this timely and authoritative work, Christofer Leygraf and Thomas Graedel present a comprehensive look at atmospheric corrosion six thousand years after "iron was first separated from its ore . and promptly began to corrode!" Combining expertise in corrosion science and atmospheric chemistry, Leygraf and Graedel describe corrosion's potentially devastating effects on structures and materials, examine the latest scientific tools available for preventing or minimizing corrosion damage, and emphasize new insights obtained over the last decade through controlled studies as well as computer modeling investigations. Key topics include:
* Basic principles of atmospheric corrosion chemistry
* Corrosion mechanisms in controlled and uncontrolled environments
* Degradation of materials in architectural and structural applications, electronic devices, and cultural artifacts
* Protecting existing materials and choosing new ones that resist corrosion
* Predicting how and where atmospheric corrosion may evolve in the future
Complete with appendices discussing experimental techniques, computer models, and the degradation of specific metals, Atmospheric Corrosion is an invaluable resource for corrosion scientists, corrosion engineers, conservators, environmental scientists, and anyone interested in the theory and application of this evolving field.
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Table of Contents

The Many Faces of Atmospheric Corrosion.

A Conceptual Picture of Atmospheric Corrosion.

A Multi-Regime Perspective on Atmospheric Corrosion.

Atmospheric Gases and Their Involvement in Corrosion.

Atmospheric Particles and Their Involvement in Corrosion.

Corrosion in Laboratory Exposures.

Corrosion in Outdoor Exposures.

Corrosion in Indoor Exposures.

Advanced Stages of Corrosion.

Applied Atmospheric Corrosion: Architectural and Structural Materials.

Applied Atmospheric Corrosion: Electronic Devices.

Applied Atmospheric Corrosion: Cultural Artifacts.

Scenarios for Atmospheric Corrosion in the 21st Century.



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Author Information

CHRISTOFER LEYGRAF, is Professor of Corrosion Science of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. THOMAS E. GRAEDEL, is Professor of Industrial Ecology, Chemical Engineering, and Geophysics at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, Connecticut.
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"...suitable as a text in a one-semester course for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in any of the physical or engineering sciences." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2001)

"I have no doubt that this book will become a standard introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in corrosion science and related disciplines..." (Chemistry in Britain, February 2001)

"Anyone who wants to fight corrosion should read and use this book?It should be acquired by any industrial organizations suffering from atmospheric corrosion and intending to solve its problem." (Corrosion Reviews, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, 2002)

"thorough and clearly written...a welcome addition to the bookshelf of he practicing corrosion professional..." (Corrosion, May 2003)

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