Corrosion in Soil

  • Pietro Pedeferri (Deceased)Email author
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


Soil can be defined as a complex agglomeration composed of an aqueous solution with solid particles dispersed in, originated from the fragmentation of rock. Its pores entrap either water or air as competitors: these situations determine different corrosion mechanisms, related to the presence (or absence) of oxygen. In this Chapter, the corrosion forms in soil will be described, divided in three main groups: oxygen-related corrosion (general and localized, differential aeration), microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and stray current corrosion, by DC and AC. For these last conditions, acceptance criteria of interference are highlighted.


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  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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