Description

Corrosion is an expensive and potentially dangerous problem in many industries. The potential application of different nanostructured materials in corrosion protection, prevention and control is a subject of increasing interest. Corrosion protection and control using nanomaterials explores the potential use of nanotechnology in corrosion control.

The book is divided into two parts. Part one looks at the fundamentals of corrosion behaviour and the manufacture of nanocrystalline materials. Chapters discuss the impact of nanotechnology in reducing corrosion cost, and investigate the influence of various factors including thermodynamics, kinetics and grain size on the corrosion behaviour of nanocrystalline materials. There are also chapters on electrodeposition and the corrosion behaviour of electrodeposited nanocrystalline materials. Part two provides a series of case studies of applications of nanomaterials in corrosion control. Chapters review oxidation protection using nanocrystalline structures at various temperatures, sol- gel and self-healing nanocoatings and the use of nanoreservoirs and polymer nanocomposites in corrosion control.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Corrosion protection and control using nanomaterials is an invaluable reference tool for researchers and engineers working with nanomaterials in a variety of industries including, aerospace, automotive and chemical engineering as well as academics studying the unique protection and control offered by nanomaterials against corrosion.

Key Features

  • Explores the potential use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials for corrosion prevention, protection and control
  • Discusses the impact of nanotechnology in reducing corrosion cost and investigates various factors on the corrosion behaviour of nanocrystalline materials
  • Provides a series of case studies and applications of nanomaterials for corrosion control

Readership

Researchers and engineers working with nanomaterials in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, and chemical engineering as well as academics studying the unique protection and control offered by nanomaterials against corrosion

Table of Contents

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Preface

Part I: Corrosion behaviour and manufacture of nanocrystalline materials

Chapter 1: The impact of nanotechnology on reducing corrosion cost

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Nanotechnology and corrosion

1.3 Corrosion/oxidation behavior of nanostructured materials

1.4 Nanomaterials in corrosion prevention

1.5 Conclusions

Chapter 2: Corrosion and nanomaterials: thermodynamic and kinetic factors

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Corrosion

2.3 Thermodynamics

2.4 Kinetics

2.5 Applications

2.6 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Understanding the corrosion resistance of nanocrystalline materials: the influence of grain size

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Grain boundary and electron movement: the corrosion mechanism of nanocrystalline metals

3.3 Theory of interaction between the grain boundary of nanocrystalline metals and electron movement

3.4 Lattice distortion, Fermi energy and Fermi velocity of nanocrystalline metals

3.5 Influence of reduction in grain size

3.6 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Understanding the corrosion resistance of nanocrystalline materials: electrochemical influences

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Active dissolution of nanocrystalline materials in a liquid system

4.3 Passivation ability of nanocrystalline materials

4.4 Pitting corrosion of nanocrystalline metals

4.5 Effect of grain size on electrochemical corrosion behaviors

4.6 Conclusions

Chapter 5: Electrodeposition: the versatile technique for nanomaterials

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Nanomaterials applied by electrodeposition

5.3 Special techniques for grain size reduction

5.4 Electrodeposited nanomaterials

5.5 Corrosion resistance of electrodeposited nanomaterials

Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857095800
Print ISBN:
9781845699499
Print ISBN:
9780081016619

About the editors

V S Saji

Dr Viswanathan S. Saji works in the Department of Advanced Materials Chemistry in Korea University, South Korea.

Affiliations and Expertise

Korea University, South Korea

R. Cook

Dr. Ronald Cook works at TDA Research, Inc, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Epsom, Surrey, U.K.