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Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials

Handbook of Environmental Degradation of MaterialsAuthor: Myer Kutz
Category: New Books
Audience: Engineers - chemical, civil, design, materials, mechanical. Industries - aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, consumer packaging, paints and coatings, petrochemical, pipeline, plastics, shipbuilding. Range - graduate students to practicing engineers.

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Language: en
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 632
8.5 x 11, Hardcover
ISBN: 0-8155-1500-6


Industry pays an enormous price for material degradation. The Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials outlines these costs, but more importantly, explains how to measure, analyze, and prevent environmental degradation for a wide range of indsutrial materials. Experts from around the world share how a diverse set of industries cope with the degradation of metals, polymers, reinforced concrete, clothing, and wood under adverse environmental conditions such as weather, seawater, and fire. Case studies show how organizations from small consulting firms to corporate giants design and manufacture products that are more resistant to environmental effects. By implementing these standards companies of all sizes should realize savings beneficial to their operations.


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Features: A thorough accounting of the economic costs of corrosion.
  • How to analyze and measure corrosion damage.
  • Informed descriptions of corrosion mechanisms, polymer degradation, reinforced concrete degradation, biodegradation mechanisms, and material flammability.
  • Methods of protecting metals, polymers, clothing, and wood.
  • Discussion of the interaction of design, manufacturing, and surface engineering.
  • Advice on paints and other coatings - how they protect and how they deteriorate.
  • Case studies on: spacecraft materials; pipelines; oil tankers; consumer packaging; chemical processing equipment.
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