Corrosion And Electrochemistry Of Zinc by Xiaoge Gregory ZhangCorrosion And Electrochemistry Of Zinc by Xiaoge Gregory Zhang

Corrosion And Electrochemistry Of Zinc

byXiaoge Gregory Zhang

Hardcover | September 30, 1996

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Humankind's use of zinc stretches back to antiquity, and it was a component in some of the earliest known alloy systems. Even though metallic zinc was not "discovered" in Europe until 1746 (by Marggral), zinc ores were used for making brass in biblical times, and an 87% zinc alloy was found in prehistoric ruins in Transylvania. Also, zinc (the metal) was produced in quantity in India as far back as the thirteenth century, well before it was recognized as being a separate element. The uses of zinc are manifold, ranging from galvanizing to die castings to electronics. It is a preferred anode material in high-energy-density batteries (e.g., Ni/Zn, Ag/Zn, ZnJair), so that its electrochemistry, particularly in alkaline media, has been extensively explored. In the passive state, zinc is photoelectrochemically active, with the passive film displaying n-type characteristics. For the same reason that zinc is considered to be an excellent battery anode, it has found extensive use as a sacrificial anode for the protection of ships and pipelines from corrosion. Indeed, aside from zinc's well-known attributes as an alloying element, its widespread use is principally due to its electrochemical properties, which include a well-placed position in the galvanic series for protecting iron and steel in natural aqueous environments and its reversible dissolution behavior in alkaline solutions.
Title:Corrosion And Electrochemistry Of ZincFormat:HardcoverDimensions:495 pagesPublished:September 30, 1996Publisher:Springer US

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Table of Contents

Properties, Products, and Processes. Electrochemical Thermodynamics and Elemental Reactions. Passivation and Surface Film Formation. Semiconductor Electrochemistry of Zinc Oxide. Corrosion Potential and Corrosion Current. Corrosion Products. Corrosion Forms. Atmospheric Corrosion. Corrosion in Water and Aqueous Solutions. Corrosion in Soil. Under Paint Corrosion. Zinc Rich Coating. Corrosion in Concrete. Corrosion in Batteries. Corrosion in other Environments. Index.

From Our Editors

An exhaustive and up-to-date summary, collating key findings from 1,300 published sources, and illustrated with 430 figures and tables. Dr. Herbert Townsend of Bethlehem Steel called the book, "a well-written work of monumental importance . . . a useful source of information for students . . . engineers . . . and scientists"