Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323524728

Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials

3rd Edition

Authors: Myer Kutz
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323524728
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 924
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Description

The environmental degradation and corrosion of materials is inevitable and affects most aspects of life. In industrial settings, this fact can have very significant financial, safety and environmental implications. The Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials explains how to measure, analyze, and control environmental degradation for a wide range of industrial materials including metals, polymers, ceramics, concrete, wood and textiles exposed to environmental factors such as weather, seawater, and fire.

This new updated edition has divided the material into four new sections: Analysis and Testing; Types of Degradation; Protective Measures and Surface Engineering; and concludes with Case Studies. In addition a number of new chapters have been added: Hydrogen Permeation and Hydrogen Induced Cracking; Weathering of Plastics; chapters on the environmental degradation of ceramics and advanced materials; Antimicrobial Layers and Coatings; and Corrosion of Pipes in Drinking Water Systems.

The expert contributors to this book provide a wealth of insider knowledge and engineering knowhow, complementing their explanations and advice with Case Studies from areas such as pipelines, tankers, packaging and chemical processing equipment ensures that the reader understands the practical measures that can be put in place to save money, lives and the environment.

Key Features

  • The Handbook’s broad scope introduces the reader to the effects of environmental degradation on a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, concrete, wood and textiles
  • For each type of material, the book describes the kind of degradation that effects it and how best to protect it
  • Case Studies show how organizations from small consulting firms to corporate giants design and manufacture products that are more resistant to environmental effects

Readership

Engineers: Civil, Mechanical, Materials, Design, Maintenance, Chemical and Process Industries: construction / civil engineering, automotive / aerospace / transportation, chemical processing, consumer packaging, paints and coatings, petrochemical, pipeline, plastics. Level: Practicing engineers and technicians, students seeking real-world examples and applied techniques

Table of Contents

1. Analysis of Failures of Metallic Materails Due to Environmental Factors
2. Laboratory Assessment of Corrosion
3. Paint Weathering Tests
4. Polymer Coatings for Concrete Surfaces: Testing and Modeling

Types of Degradation
5. Electrochemical Corrosion
6. High Temperature Oxidation
7. Hydrogen Permeation and Hydrogen Induced Cracking
8. Weathering of Plastics
9. Thermal Degradation of Polymers and Polymer Composites
10. Environmental Degradation of Ceramics
11. Environmental Degradation of Engineered Nanomaterials
12. Environmental Degradation of Reinforced Concrete
13. Material Flammability
14. Biofouling and prevention, and biodeterioration and biodegradation of materials

Protective Measures and Surface Engineering
15. Cathodic Protection
16. Thermal and Fire Protective Fabric Systems
17. Protection of Wood-Based Materials
18. Polymer Stabilization
19. The Intersection of Design, Manufacturing, and Surface Engineering
20. Antimicrobial Layers and Coatings
21. Protective Coatings for Aluminum Alloys
22. Corrosion Resistant Coatings and Paints
23. Thermal Spray Coatings

Case Studies
24. Corrosion of Pipes in Drinking Water Systems
25. Cathodic Protection for Pipelines
26. Corrosion and Corrosion Protection in the Marine and Offshore Industries
27. Barrier Packaging Materials
28. Corrosion prevention and control programs for chemical processing equipment
29. Degradation of Spacecraft Materials

Details

No. of pages:
924
Language:
English
Copyright:
© William Andrew 2018
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Hardcover ISBN:
9780323524728

About the Author

Myer Kutz

Myer Kutz has headed his own firm, Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., since 1990. For the past several years, he has focused on writing and on developing engineering handbooks on a wide range of technical topics, such as mechanical, materials, biomedical, transportation, and environmentally conscious engineering, for a number of publishers, including Wiley, McGraw-Hill, and Elsevier. Earlier, his firm supplied consulting services to a large client roster, including Fortune 500 companies, scientific societies, and large and small publishers. The firm published two major multi-client studies, “The Changing Landscape for College Publishing” and “The Developing Worlds of Personalized Information.” Before starting his independent consultancy, Kutz held a number of positions at Wiley, including acquisitions editor, director of electronic publishing, and vice president for scientific and technical publishing. He has been a trustee of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and chaired committees of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Association of American Publishers. He holds engineering degrees from MIT and RPI, served as an officer in the US Army Ordnance Corp, and worked in the aerospace industry on the Apollo project. In addition to his edited reference works, he is the author of nine books, including Temperature Control, published by Wiley, Rockefeller Power, published by Simon & Schuster, the novel, Midtown North, published under the name Mike Curtis, and most recently the independently published novel, In the Grip. He is the editor of the Bulletin of the Professional Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers and writes The Scholarly Publishing Scene column for the magazine Against the Grain. He lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife, Arlene.

Affiliations and Expertise

Myer Kutz Associates. Inc., Delmar, NY, USA