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Aluminum products are used extensively in natural atmospheres and in and around water. They are also widely used in building materials and as containers for chemicals and food and beverage products. This chapter discusses the corrosion mechanisms associated with these environments and the influence of various factors and prevention methods. It also includes an extensive amount of data of corrosion rates, corrosion resistance, and changes in mechanical properties.

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Types of Corrosive Environments, Corrosion of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys, Edited By J.R. Davis, ASM International, 1999, p 135–160,

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