States Academic Press
Chemistry - Materials Science and Engineering
Corrosion refers to the damage and destruction of materials caused by chemical reactions with their environment. It leads to the conversion of a refined metal to a form that is more chemically-stable like sulfide, hydroxide and oxide. The field that is concerned with the control and prevention of corrosion is referred to as corrosion science. Many types of corrosion are studied under corrosion science and technology. Some of them are general corrosion, localized corrosion, marine corrosion, atmospheric corrosion, high temperature corrosion, microbiologically induced corrosion, etc. Some common methods used in protection from corrosion are cathodic protection, applying coatings, anodization, surface treatments, anodic protection, etc. This book outlines the applications of corrosion science and technology in detail. It elucidates new techniques and their applications in a multidisciplinary manner. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.