Principles of Corrosion Engineering and Corrosion Control


  • Digby Macdonald


  • Zaki Ahmad, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

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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Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students on corrosion engineering courses, usually studied as part of mechanical, materials, and chemical engineering degrees; Engineers working in process, chemical petroleum and petrochemical industries


Book information

  • Published: October 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-097134-6


"During my 25 years experience in the field, both as a teacher and researcher, it is commonly acknowledged that a comprehensive text for corrosion engineering is lacking. The material supplied indicates the author is fully addressing this problem." - Dr. Paulette, National Research Council, Washington, USA Principles of Corrosion Engineering and Corrosion control is written for mechanical, civil, and petrochemical engineers as well as students and practicing corrosion engineers. Its well-illustrated 672 pages provide worked examples and definitions, covers basic corrosion principles as well as more advanced information for postgraduate students and professionals.-welding Journal, December 2006

Table of Contents

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