Corrosion of the marine infrastructure in polluted seaports
Authors: Wiener, M. Schorr; Salas, B. Valdez
Source: Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Volume 40, Number 2, June 2005 , pp. 137-142(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Corrosion affects both fixed and mobile marine installations and equipment made from two basic engineering materials: steel and reinforced concrete. Typical cases of corrosion appear in the retaining walls of marine ports and in the floating docks of shipyards. This situation has been aggravated in recent decades by the discharge of municipal, industrial, and agricultural effluents which contain and/or produce by biological and chemical decomposition, toxic and highly corrosive components. The corrosive substances include hydrogen sulphide (H2S), oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and heavy metals. In this brief review, contaminated ports are described and typical cases of marine corrosion and methods of corrosion prevention and protection are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2005-06-01
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