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Corrosion Engineering: Principles and Solved Problems



Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam



Corrosion Engineering: Principles and Solved Problems

 Author  Branko N. Popov

Year of Publication











Krishna B. Misra



Review Complete

The book comprises 15 chapters, preceded by an Acknowledgement and a Preface. At the end of the book, a Solution Guide for a reader to the set of problems given at the end of each chapter starting with chapter 2.


Chapter 1

Evaluation of Corrosion

26 Pages


Chapter 2

Thermodynamics in the Electrochemical Reactions of Corrosion

64 Pages


Chapter 3

Electrochemical Kinetics of Corrosion

50 Pages


Chapter 4


37 Pages


Chapter 5

Basics of Corrosion Measurements

57 Pages


Chapter 6

Galvanic Corrosion

49 Pages


Chapter 7

Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

37 Pages

Chapter 8

Hydrogen Permeation and Hydrogen-Induced Cracking

38 Pages


Chapter 9

Stress Corrosion Cracking

86 Pages


Chapter 10

Atmospheric Corrosion

30 Pages


Chapter 11

High-Temperature Corrosion

43 Pages


Chapter 12

Corrosion of Structural Concrete

32 Pages


Chapter 13

Organic Coatings

43 Pages


Chapter 14

Corrosion Inhibitors

17 Pages


Chapter 15

Cathodic Protection

39 Pages


Solution Guide (Chapter-wise starting with Chapter 2)

119 Pages



16 Pages


Colour Plates

20 Pages



According to an estimate given in this book, corrosion in United States alone costs $ 276 billion in direct loss to the industry which is about 3.2 % of the US GDP. This does not include associated costs in indirect costs due to failures. Therefore, the importance of corrosion engineering cannot be underestimated. Corrosion is a leading 9780444627223-corrosionfactor of catastrophic failures in bridges, nuclear plants, aircrafts, chemical, petrochemical and construction industries. The author is Carolina Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Electrochemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (USC)in USA, where he established an internationally recognized research program in corrosion and electrochemical engineering and figures among the highly cited researcher for the year 2014.
This book is an outcome of the author’s experience of teaching corrosion engineering to undergraduate and graduate students and of his own extensive research in the area of corrosion engineering over several years. In fact, the book is an authoritative treatise on the subject. The utility of the book is enhanced by the sets of solved examples and case studies presented by the author. Starting with the presentation of theory of corrosion engineering and fundamentals of passivity, basics of corrosion measurements, this book discusses in depth various kinds of corrosions such as galvanic corrosion, stress corrosion, temperature and atmospheric corrosion, including high temperature corrosion. Inclusion of Hydrogen permeation and hydrogen-induced cracking increases the utility of the book.
The book also discusses at great length the practical corrosion protection strategies which would help a system designer in preventing corrosion. In fact the book is a complete resource book on corrosion engineering which a chemical engineer or metallurgist must consult before attempting to protect his systems against corrosion. In addition, a bibliography citing more than 1350 studies published in last 10 years enhances the usefulness of the book. Audience for this book naturally is expected to be chemical engineers, mechanical and civil engineers, materials scientists and energy engineers.


This review has been published in Vol. 11, No. 5,  September 2015 issue of the IJPE


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