+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)


Corrosion Resistance of Copper and Copper Alloys

  • ID: 2180159
  • Book
  • 752 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1 of 3
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.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
2 of 3

Acetic Acid

Aliphatic Aldehydes

Aliphatic Amines

Aliphatic Ketones

Alkaline Earth Chlorides

alkaline Earth Hydroxides


Aluminium Chloride

Ammonia and Ammonium Hydroxide

Ammonium Salts


Benzene and Benzene Homologues

Carbonic Acid

Carboxylic Acid Esters



Chlorine and Chlorinated Water

Chlorine Dioxide

Drinking Water

Ferrous Chlorides


Fluorine, Hydrogen Fluoride, Hydrofluoric Acid

Formic Acid

Hot Oxidizing Gases

Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrogen Chloride


Lithium Hydroxide


Nitric Acid

Phosphoric Acid


Potassium Chloride

Potassium Hydroxide


Sodium Chloride

Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Sulfate



Sulfonic Acid

Sulfur Dioxide

Sulfuric Acid

Waste Water
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
3 of 3


4 of 3
Michael Schütze
Ralf Feser
Roman Bender
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown