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CORROSION AND
CORROSION CONTROL
An Introduction
to Corrosion Science
and Engineering
FOURTH EDITION

R. Winston Revie
Senior Research Scientist
CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory
Natural Resources Canada

Herbert H. Uhlig
Former Professor Emeritus
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC., PUBLICATION

CORROSION AND
CORROSION CONTROL

CORROSION AND
CORROSION CONTROL
An Introduction
to Corrosion Science
and Engineering
FOURTH EDITION

R. Winston Revie
Senior Research Scientist
CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory
Natural Resources Canada

Herbert H. Uhlig
Former Professor Emeritus
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC., PUBLICATION

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:
Uhlig, Herbert Henry, 1907–
Corrosion and corrosion control : an introduction to corrosion science and engineering / Herbert H. Uhlig, R. Winston Revie.—4th ed.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-471-73279-2 (cloth)
1. Corrosion and anti-corrosives. I. Revie, R. Winston (Robert Winston), 1944– II. Title. TA462.U39 2008
620.1′1223–dc22
2007041578
Printed in the United States of America
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CONTENTS

Preface

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DEFINITION AND IMPORTANCE OF CORROSION
1.1
Definition of Corrosion
1.1.1
Corrosion Science and Corrosion Engineering
1.2
Importance of Corrosion
1.3
Risk Management
1.4
Causes of Corrosion
1.4.1
Change in Gibbs Free Energy
1.4.2
Pilling–Bedworth Ratio
References
General References
Problems

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ELECTROCHEMICAL MECHANISMS
2.1
The Dry-Cell Analogy and Faraday’s Law
2.2...
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