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Green Corrosion Inhibitors: Theory and Practice

ISBN: 978-0-471-97608-0
926 pages
April 1998
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A book to cover developments in corrosion inhibitors is long overdue. This has been addressed by Dr Sastri in a book which presents fundamental aspects of corrosion inhibition, historical developments and the industrial applications of inhibitors. The book deals with the electrochemical principles and chemical aspects of corrosion inhibition, such as stability of metal complexes, the Hammett equation, hard and soft acid and base principle, quantum chemical aspects and Hansch' s model and also with the various surface analysis techniques, e.g. XPS, Auger, SIMS and Raman spectroscopy, that are used in industry for corrosion inhibition. The applications of corrosion inhibition are wide ranging. Examples given in this book include: oil and gas wells, petrochemical plants, steel reinforced cement, water cooling systems, and many more. The final chapters discuss economic and environmental considerations which are now of prime importance. The book is written for researchers in academia and industry, practicing corrosion engineers and students of materials science, engineering and applied chemistry.
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Table of Contents

Corrosion Inhibition -
Historical Aspects.

An Overview of Corrosion Inhibition.

Electrochemical Principles.

Chemical Aspects of Corrosion Inhibition.

Surface Analysis and Composition of Inhibitor Films.

Quality Control of Corrosion Inhibitors.

Corrosion Tests.

Inhibition of Localized Corrosion.

Inhibition of Stress Corrosion Cracking.

Inhibition by Macrocyclics and Rare Earth Metal Compounds.


Oxygen Scavengers.

Expert Systems for Corrosion Control.


Corrosion Inhibition of Copper.

Economic Considerations.

Environmentally-Friendly Inhibitors.

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“They contribute to a clear, lucid reading and understanding, making, this is a valuable text, for both professionals and students of engineering, science, chemistry and metallurgy.  The book is enriched by an amazing number of references: 909; some of historical value, other illustrating fundamental aspects and current industrial practice.”  (Materials and Corrosion, 1 November 2012)

"This book should provide the single best source of information on corrosion inhibitors...due to its extensive coverage, it deserves to be read by the majority of scientists in corrosion..." (Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Vol. 28, 1998)

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