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Rare earth-based corrosion inhibitors

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posted on 01.01.2014, 00:00 authored by Forsyth, M, Hinton, B
Corrosion inhibitors are an important method for minimizing corrosion; however traditional inhibitors such as chromates pose environmental problems. Rare earth metals provide an important, environmentally-friendly alternative. This book provides a comprehensive review of current research and examines how rare earth metals can be used to prevent corrosion and applied to protect metals in such industries as aerospace and construction. Chapter 1 begins by examining the important need to replace chromate, and then goes on to discuss the chemistry of the rare earth metals and their related compounds. Chapter 2 considers the techniques that can be used to identify corrosion inhibition mechanisms and to test the levels of protection offered to different metals by rare earth compounds. Subsequent chapters consider in more detail how rare earth elements can be used as corrosion inhibitors in different forms and for different metals. This includes discussion on the potential of rare earth elements for self-healing, tunable and multifunctional coatings. Finally, chapter 10 considers the cost and availability of the rare earths and the potential health and environmental risks associated with extracting them. Provides a review of current research and examines how rare earth metals can be used to prevent corrosion and applied to protect metals in such industries as aerospace and construction. Includes discussion on the potential of rare earth elements for self-healing, tunable and multifunctional coatings. Considers the cost and availability of the rare earths and the potential health and environmental risks associated with extracting them.

History

Volume

No. 61

Series

Woodhead publishing series in metals and surface engineering

Pagination

1 - 319

Publisher

Woodhead Publishing

Place of publication

Cambridge, Eng.

ISBN-13

9780857093585

Language

eng

Publication classification

A Book; A1.1 Books - authored - research

Copyright notice

2014, Elsevier

Editor/Contributor(s)

Forsyth, M, Hinton, B

Number of chapters

10