The Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials, Third Edition, explains how to measure, analyze and control environmental degradation for a wide range of industrial materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, concrete, wood and textiles exposed to environmental factors, such as weather, seawater, and fire. This updated edition divides the material into four new sections, Analysis and Testing, Types of Degradation, Protective Measures and Surface Engineering, then concluding with Case Studies. New chapters include topics on Hydrogen Permeation and Hydrogen Induced Cracking, Weathering of Plastics, the Environmental Degradation of Ceramics and Advanced Materials, Antimicrobial Layers, Coatings, and the Corrosion of Pipes in Drinking Water Systems.
Expert contributors to this book provide a wealth of insider knowledge and engineering expertise that complements their explanations and advice. Case Studies from areas such as pipelines, tankers, packaging and chemical processing equipment ensure that the reader understands the practical measures that can be put in place to save money, lives and the environment.
- Introduces the reader to the effects of environmental degradation on a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, concrete, wood and textiles
- Describes the kind of degradation that effects each material and how best to protect it
- Includes case studies that show how organizations, from small consulting firms, to corporate giants design and manufacture products that are more resistant to environmental effects
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1. Analysis of Failures of Metallic Materails Due to Environmental Factors 2. Laboratory Assessment of Corrosion 3. Paint Weathering Tests 4. Polymer Coatings for Concrete Surfaces: Testing and Modeling
Types of Degradation 5. Electrochemical Corrosion 6. High Temperature Oxidation 7. Hydrogen Permeation and Hydrogen Induced Cracking 8. Weathering of Plastics 9. Thermal Degradation of Polymers and Polymer Composites 10. Environmental Degradation of Ceramics 11. Environmental Degradation of Engineered Nanomaterials 12. Environmental Degradation of Reinforced Concrete 13. Material Flammability 14. Biofouling and prevention, and biodeterioration and biodegradation of materials
Protective Measures and Surface Engineering 15. Cathodic Protection 16. Thermal and Fire Protective Fabric Systems 17. Protection of Wood-Based Materials 18. Polymer Stabilization 19. The Intersection of Design, Manufacturing, and Surface Engineering 20. Antimicrobial Layers and Coatings 21. Protective Coatings for Aluminum Alloys 22. Corrosion Resistant Coatings and Paints 23. Thermal Spray Coatings
Case Studies 24. Corrosion of Pipes in Drinking Water Systems 25. Cathodic Protection for Pipelines 26. Corrosion and Corrosion Protection in the Marine and Offshore Industries 27. Barrier Packaging Materials 28. Corrosion prevention and control programs for chemical processing equipment 29. Degradation of Spacecraft Materials
Myer Kutz has headed his own firm, Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., since 1990. For the past several years, he has focused on writing and on developing engineering handbooks on a wide range of technical topics, such as mechanical, materials, biomedical, transportation, and environmentally conscious engineering, for a number of publishers, including Wiley, McGraw-Hill, and Elsevier. Earlier, his firm supplied consulting services to a large client roster, including Fortune 500 companies, scientific societies, and large and small publishers. The firm published two major multi-client studies, "The Changing Landscape for College Publishing and "The Developing Worlds of Personalized Information. Before starting his independent consultancy, Kutz held a number of positions at Wiley, including acquisitions editor, director of electronic publishing, and vice president for scientific and technical publishing. He has been a trustee of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and chaired committees of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Association of American Publishers. He holds engineering degrees from MIT and RPI, served as an officer in the US Army Ordnance Corp, and worked in the aerospace industry on the Apollo project. In addition to his edited reference works, he is the author of nine books, including Temperature Control, published by Wiley, Rockefeller Power, published by Simon & Schuster, the novel, Midtown North, published under the name Mike Curtis, and most recently the independently published novel, In the Grip. He is the editor of the Bulletin of the Professional Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers and writes The Scholarly Publishing Scene column for the magazine Against the Grain. He lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife, Arlene.