Nothing stays the same for ever. The environmental degradation and corrosion of
materials is inevitable and affects most aspects of life. In industrial settings, this
inescapable fact has very significant financial, safety and environmental implications.
The Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials explains how to measure,
analyse, 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.
Divided into sections which deal with analysis, types of degradation, protection and
surface engineering respectively, the reader is introduced to the wide variety of
environmental effects and what can be done to control them.
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
- 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.
Engineers: Civil, Mechanical, Materials, Design, Maintenance, Chemical & 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.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
PART ONE: Analysis
1. Analysis of Failures of Metallic Materials Due to Environmental Factors
1.2 Classification of Failures
1.3 Analysis of Failures
1.4 Case Histories of Environmental-Related Failures
2. Laboratory Assessment of Corrosion
2.2 Immersion Tests
2.3 Cabinet Tests
2.4 Electrochemical Tests
3. Lifetime Predictions of Plastics
3.2 Master Curves
3.3 Chemical Kinetics
3.4 Thermal Decomposition Experiments
3.5 Mechanical Experiments
3.6 Miscellaneous Experimentation
PART TWO: Types of Degradation
4. Electrochemical Corrosion
4.2 Electrochemical Thermodynamics
4.3 Electrochemical Kinetics and Corrosion Processes
4.4 Experimental Polarization Curves
4.5 Examples of Electrochemical Corrosion Measurements and Characterizations
5. High Temperature Oxidation
5.2 Criteria of Metal Oxidation
5.3 Kinetics of Oxidation
5.4 Techniques Involved in Measuring Oxidation Behavior
5.5 Measurement of Oxidation Kinetics
5.6 Identification and Characterization of Scales
5.7 Wagner Hauffe Rules
5.8 Marker Technique
5.9 Oxygen Tracer Technique
5.10 Initial Oxidation or Thin Layer Oxidation
5.11 Oxidation of Pure Metals
5.12 Oxidation of Alloys
5.13 Influence of Alloy Addition on Oxidation Behavior
5.14 Oxidation Behavior of Some Commercial Alloys
5.15 Oxidation in Mixed Gas Environments