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Corrosion: Environments and Industries

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
13C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-184-9
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Corrosion by Nitric Acid

By
Hira S. Ahluwalia
Hira S. Ahluwalia
Material Selection Resources Inc.
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Paul Eyre
Paul Eyre
Dupont
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Michael Davies
Michael Davies
Cariad Consultants
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Te-Lin Yau
Te-Lin Yau
Yau Consultancy
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Published:
2006
Page range:
668 - 673
Publication history
October 09, 2006

Abstract

Nitric acid is a strongly oxidizing acid that is aggressively corrosive to many metals. Its oxidizing nature is affected by acid temperature and concentration, and composition of the alloy exposed to it. This article focuses on the corrosion behavior of various ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys when exposed to a nitric acid environment. The ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys discussed are carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminum alloys, titanium, zirconium alloys, niobium and tantalum, and nonmetallic materials.

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Hira S. Ahluwalia, Paul Eyre, Michael Davies, Te-Lin Yau, 2006. "Corrosion by Nitric Acid", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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