Corrosion: Environments and Industries
Corrosion of Metal Artifacts Displayed in Outdoor Environments
This article describes the various environmental factors that cause corrosion on metal artifacts, which include water, temperature fluctuations, pollutants, local conditions of acidity or alkalinity, vegetation, and animals. The corrosion processes experienced by five common metals, such as copper alloys, iron alloys, lead, zinc, and aluminum, used in outdoor artifacts are discussed. Finally, the article reviews conservation and preservation strategies for these five as well as gilded metals.
L.S. Selwyn, P.R. Roberge, Corrosion of Metal Artifacts Displayed in Outdoor Environments, Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Vol 13C, ASM Handbook, Edited By Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr., ASM International, 2006, p 289–305, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004141
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