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This chapter concentrates on the better-known and widely studied phenomenon of pitting corrosion of passive metals. The discussion focuses on different parameters that influence pitting corrosion, namely environment, metal composition, potential, temperature, surface condition, and inhibitors. It also provides information on various stages of pitting: passive film breakdown, metastable pitting, pit growth, and pit stifling or death.

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Pitting Corrosion, Corrosion in the Petrochemical Industry, 2nd ed., Edited By Victoria Burt, ASM International, 2015, p 33–38,

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