Wet-air-oxidation is being considered as a candidate for the shipboard treatment of water-borne organic wastes. Corrosion studies have been conducted with a number of alloys, subjecting them to wet-air-oxidation conditions, with a view to identifying those most suitable for the construction of process vessels. The results of the corrosion work were integrated with information from alloy manufacturers and the literature. Under the test conditions used, the results indicate that from a corrosion standpoint, for use in wet-air-oxidation process equipment with salt-water sewage the most promising materials are two Nickel-Chomium- molybdenum alloys and a Titanium alloy containing one percent Nickel. Fresh-water sewage was much less corrosive than was salt-water sewage.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
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  • Authors:
    • Vreeland, D C
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 59-66
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM