Corrosion Resistance of Copper and Copper Alloys

  • ID: 2180159
  • Book
  • 752 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Copper and its alloys have been utilized for more than 10,000 years. Today, copper is one of the most commonly used metals in the world; 24 million tons are consumed worldwide.

A wide variety of copper alloys are used in a range of applications. As well as good mechanical properties, the excellent electrical conductivity and thermal conduction are reasons copper alloys are deployed in many industrial fields. Copper plays a role in electronic and electrical applications and all forms of heat transfer. In automobiles as well as in houses copper could not be replaced. In the sanitary industry copper and brass are well established, for example, drinking water pipes have been used for decades without problems.

While the corrosion resistance of copper and its alloys is excellent in unpolluted air and drinking water, corrosion rates in impure environments can be much higher and lead to severe material damage. Corrosion is a system property, so it is important to find the right copper material with regard to the environmental conditions it will be exposed to.

This handbook highlights the limitations of the use of copper and its alloys in various corrosive solutions and provides vital information on corrosion protection measures.

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Acetates

Acetic Acid

Aliphatic Aldehydes

Aliphatic Amines

Aliphatic Ketones

Alkaline Earth Chlorides

alkaline Earth Hydroxides

Alkanols

Aluminium Chloride

Ammonia and Ammonium Hydroxide

Ammonium Salts

Atmosphere

Benzene and Benzene Homologues

Carbonic Acid

Carboxylic Acid Esters

Chloroethanes

Chloromethanes

Chlorine and Chlorinated Water

Chlorine Dioxide

Drinking Water

Ferrous Chlorides

Fluorides

Fluorine, Hydrogen Fluoride, Hydrofluoric Acid

Formic Acid

Hot Oxidizing Gases

Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrogen Chloride

Hypochlorites

Lithium Hydroxide

Methanol

Nitric Acid

Phosphoric Acid

Polyols

Potassium Chloride

Potassium Hydroxide

Seawater

Sodium Chloride

Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Sulfate

Soil

Steam

Sulfonic Acid

Sulfur Dioxide

Sulfuric Acid

Waste Water
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This book should be available in areas where applications of cooper materials are desired and/or common practice, serving there as reference book and discussion base.  Also for investigation and analysis of damage cases this host of data and information is a useful tool for systematic working.   (Materials and Corrosion, 1 August 2013)

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