Title

Chapter 17 -- Protective Coatings for Aluminum Alloys

Abstract

The corrosion protection of a surface can be thought of as converting the pre-existing surface to one less reactive and inert. The methodology for nearly all metals is similar; though the compositions are necessarily different as treatments that work on one metal as inhibitive may be a noble oxide, acting as cathode and accelerant of corrosion on another. The oxide layer of aluminum is its natural defense against corrosion and is particularly effective (e.g., the durable aluminum drink can).

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Aluminum Alloys; Corrosion; Cleaning; Oxide Layer; Passivation; Coating; Surface

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781437734560; 9781437734553

Document Type

Book - Chapter

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 Elsevier Inc., All rights reserved.


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