Chemical Engineering

CHE5824Corrosion Processes3 ch (3C)

This course covers corrosion and its costs, corrosion measurement, and general material and environment affects. Students use fundamental principles of thermodynamics and elctrochemistry to study Pourbaix diagrams, electrode kinetics, and mixed potentials with practical applications for corrosion monitoring and testing. The eight main forms of aqueous corrosion are covered: uniform, galvanic, crevice, pitting, intergranular, selective leaching, erosion-corrosion, stress-corrosion, and hydrogen effects. Corrosion in non-aqueous coolants such as liquid metals and molten salts is introduced. High temperature corrosion mechanisms relevant to nuclear power plants are discussed along with corrosion in other industrial environments. 

Prerequisites: CHE 2501, CHEM 1982