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Corrosion of Aluminium - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080999258, 9780080999272

Corrosion of Aluminium

2nd Edition

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Author: Christian Vargel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080999258
eBook ISBN: 9780080999272
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 6th May 2020
Page Count: 858
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Corrosion of Aluminium, Second Edition, highlights the practical and general aspects of the corrosion of aluminium alloys. Chapters help readers new to the topic understand the metallurgical, chemical and physical features of aluminium alloys. Author Christian Vargel adopts a practitioner styled approach that is based on the expertise he has gained during a 40-year career in aluminium corrosion. The book assesses the corrosion resistance of aluminium, a key metric recognized as one of the main conditions for the development of many uses of aluminium in transport, construction, power transmission, and more.

Key Features

  • Features 600 bibliographic references, providing a comprehensive guide to over 100 years of related study
  • Includes numerous illustrations to enhance study
  • Presents practical applications across many industries
  • Provides an accessible reference for both beginners and experts


Engineers/technicians in the aluminium transformer industry; Students and professors studying materials science, mechanical engineering and structural engineering

Table of Contents

  1. Aluminium and its alloys
    2. Aluminium corrosion
    3. Atmospheric corrosion of aluminium
    4. Corrosion in water
    5. The action of inorganic products
    6. The action of organic products
    7. The effect of different environments


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6th May 2020
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About the Author

Christian Vargel

Christian Vargel has over 50 years’ experience in the corrosion and metallurgy of aluminium. He was chief engineer at Pechiney which was the European leader of wrought, extruded and cast aluminium products – where he primarily focused on corrosion of aluminium alloys, from a practical perspective. He surveyed and appraised numerous cases of in-service aluminium corrosion: building, transport, territory equipment, electrical and applications, and renewable energies such as solar, desalination and OTEC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Engineer at Pechiney Consulting Engineer on Corrosion of Aluminium

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