Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials, 2nd Edition

Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials, 2nd Edition

Author: Myer Kutz
ISBN 978-1-4377-3455-3 

896 pages, Hardcover


Key FeaturesThe Handbook’s broad scope introduces the reader to the effects of environmental degradation on a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, concrete, wood and textiles.
  • For each type of material, the book describes the kind of degradation that effects it and how best to protect it.
  • Case Studies show how organizations from small consulting firms to corporate giants design and manufacture products that are more resistant to environmental effects.
  • Nothing stays the same for ever. The environmental degradation and corrosion of materials is inevitable and affects most aspects of life. In industrial settings, this inescapable fact has very significant financial, safety and environmental implications.

    The Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials explains how to measure, analyse, and control environmental degradation for a wide range of industrial materials including metals, polymers, ceramics, concrete, wood and textiles exposed to environmental factors such as weather, seawater, and fire. Divided into sections which deal with analysis, types of degradation, protection and surface engineering respectively, the reader is introduced to the wide variety of environmental effects and what can be done to control them. The expert contributors to this book provide a wealth of insider knowledge and engineering knowhow, complementing their explanations and advice with Case Studies from areas such as pipelines, tankers, packaging and chemical processing equipment ensures that the reader understands the practical measures that can be put in place to save money, lives and the environment.



    Engineers: Civil, Mechanical, Materials, Design, Maintenance, Chemical & Process 

    Industries: construction / civil engineering, automotive / aerospace / transportation, chemical processing, consumer packaging, paints and coatings, petrochemical, pipeline, plastics.

    Level: Practicing engineers and technicians, students seeking real-world examples and applied techniques.

    Part I: Analysis

    1) Analysis of Failures of Metallic Materials due to Environmental Factors

    2) Laboratory Assessment of Corrosion

    3) Modeling of Corrosion Processes

    4) Lifetime Predictions

    Part II: Types of Degradation

    5) Electrochemical Corrosion

    6) Localized Corrosion

    7) High-Temperature Oxidation

    8) Weathering of Plastics

    9) Chemical and Physical Aging of Polymers

    10) Thermal Degradation of Plastics

    11) Environmental Degradation of Reinforced Concrete

    12) Biofouling and prevention, and biodeterioration and biodegradation of materials

    (possibly split into two chapters, one on polymers, one on metals.)

    13) Material Flammability

    14) Fire Retardant Materials

    Part III: Protective Measures

    15) Cathodic Protection

    16) Thermal Protective Clothing

    17) Wood Protection

    18) Materials Selection for Environmental Degradation Prevention

    Part IV: Surface Engineering

    19) The Intersection of Design, Manufacturing, and Surface Engineering (updated to

    include new coatings: (biomimetic, nanostructured and conductive polymers)

    20) Nanostructured Surfaces and Nanomaterial Coatings

    21) Protective Coatings for Aluminum Alloys

    22) Anti-Corrosion Paints

    23) Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings

    24) Thermay Spray Coatings

    25) Paint Weathering Tests

    26) Coatings for Concrete Surfaces: Testing and Modeling

    27) The importance of intrinsic defects in the protective behavior of coatings

    28) Plastics Additives for Environmental Stability

    Part V: Industrial Applications

    29) Degradation of Spacecraft Materials

    30) Cathodic Protection for Pipelines

    31) Tanker Corrosion

    32) Barrier Packaging Materials

    33) Corrosion prevention and control programs for chemical processing equipment
    Myer Kutz, Myer Kutz Associates. Inc., Delmar, NY, USA