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Corrosion: Materials

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-183-2
Publication date:
2005
Book Chapter

Corrosion of Copper and Copper Alloys

By
Arthur Cohen
Arthur Cohen
Revising author
Arthur Cohen & Associates
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Published:
2005
Page range:
125 - 163
Publication history
April 11, 2006

Abstract

This article discusses the identifying characteristics of the forms or mechanisms of corrosion that commonly attack copper metals, as well as the most effective means of combating each. It tabulates corrosion ratings of wrought copper alloys in various corrosive media. The article describes the corrosion behavior of copper alloys in specific environments. It reviews the corrosion characteristics of copper and copper alloys in various acids, alkalis, salts, organic compounds, and gases. The article provides information on the behavior of copper alloys that is susceptible to stress-corrosion cracking in various industrial and chemical environments. It concludes with a discussion on various corrosion testing methods, including aqueous corrosion testing, dynamic corrosion tests, and stress-corrosion testing.

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Arthur Cohen, 2005. "Corrosion of Copper and Copper Alloys", Corrosion: Materials, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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