ON THE MECHANISM OF THE CORROSION OF STEEL IN SALINE WATER

After four months immersion, the surface of a refined iron block had developed macroscopic areas that were either primarily anodic and active or primarily cathodic and passive. The location of these areas did not shift noticeably during a two-week observation period. These findings provide a qualitative basis for a proposed corrosion mechanism which involves a balance between the rate of electrolytic reduction of oxygen on passive areas, and the rate of chemical reduction of oxygen ( in the oxidation of ferrous species ) on active areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Cleary, H J
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 39-46
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Metals
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1973 12:00AM