Description

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.

Key Features

* Comprehensively covers the principles of corrosion engineering, methods of corrosion protection and corrosion processes and control in selected engineering environments * Structured for corrosion science and engineering classes at senior undergraduate and graduate level, and is an ideal reference that readers will want to use in their professional work * Worked examples, extensive end of chapter exercises and accompanying online solutions and written by an expert from a key pretochemical university

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO CORROSION
    • Publisher Summary
    • 1.1 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
    • 1.2 DEFINITIONS
    • 1.3 CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT
    • 1.4 CONSEQUENCES OF CORROSION
    • 1.5 COST OF CORROSION
    • 1.6 BREAKDOWN OF SPENDING ON CORROSION
    • 1.7 CORROSION SCIENCE AND CORROSION ENGINEERING
    • 1.8 INTER-DISCIPLINARY NATURE OF CORROSION
    • 1.9 CORROSION EDUCATION
    • 1.10 FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF CORROSION
    • 1.11 FIVE GOOD REASONS TO STUDY CORROSION
    • QUESTIONS
  • Chapter 2: BASIC CONCEPTS IN CORROSION
    • Publisher Summary
    • BASIC CONCEPTS IN CORROSION
    • 2.1 ANODIC AND CATHODIC REACTIONS
    • 2.2 ANODIC REACTIONS CHARACTERISTICS
    • 2.3 CATHODIC REACTIONS CHARACTERISTICS
    • 2.4 TYPES OF CORROSION CELLS
    • 2.5 MECHANISM OF CORROSION OF IRON
    • 2.6 CONCEPT OF FREE ENERGY
    • 2.7 REVERSIBLE ELECTRODE POTENTIAL
    • 2.8 CONCENTRATION CELL
    • 2.9 LIQUID JUNCTION POTENTIAL
    • 2.10 APPLICATION OF FREE ENERGY TO CORROSION CELLS
    • 2.11 NERNST EQUATION
    • 2.12 SIGN CONVENTION
    • 2.13 REFERENCE ELECTRODES
    • 2.14 POURBAIX DIAGRAMS (STABILITY DIAGRAMS)
    • QUESTIONS
    • C PROBLEMS
    • KEYWORDS
  • Chapter 3: CORROSION KINETICS
    • Publisher Summary
    • FARADAY’S LAWS OF ELECTROLYSIS AND ITS APPLICATION IN DETERMINING THE CORROSION RATE
    • 3.1 THE LAWS
    • 3.2 CORROSION KINETICS
    • 3.3 HELMHOLTZ DOUBLE LAYER
    • 3.4 REVERSE REACTION (CATHODIC REACTION)
    • 3.5 DEPARTURE FROM EQUILIBRIUM [ACTIVATION OVER-POTENTIAL (η)]
    • 3.6 TAFEL EQUATION
    • 3.7 MIXED POTENTIAL THEORY AND ITS APPLICATION
    • 3.8 EVANS DIAGRAMS
    • 3.9 PREDICTION OF CORROSION TENDENCY ON THE BASIS OF MIXED POTENTIAL THEORY
    • 3.10 APPLICATION OF MIXED POTENTIAL THEORY

Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080480336
Print ISBN:
9780750659246

About the author

Zaki Ahmad

Affiliations and Expertise

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Reviews

"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