Uniform Corrosion in Acidic and Aerated Solutions

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


In this Chapter, the causes and consequences of uniform (or generalized) corrosion are described. This is the simplest form of corrosion, which affects the whole metal surface, and is characterized by the spatial coincidence of anodic and cathodic areas. Corrosion rates range in a very large interval, depending on the environmental conditions, and the phenomenon is easily observed and easily predictable, especially if compared with localized corrosion forms. Here the main conditions leading to uniform corrosion are detailed, from acidic environments to aerated neutral solutions, with reference to the different classes of active and active–passive metals. Moreover, examples of algorithms used to express corrosion rate are provided.


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  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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