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Electrochemistry and Corrosion Science


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nestor Perez
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 427-455

About this book


The second edition of this textbook includes refined text in each chapter, new sections on corrosion of steel-reinforced concrete and on cathodic protection of steel reinforced bars embedded in concrete, and some new solved examples. The book introduces mathematical and engineering approximation schemes for describing the thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemical systems, which are the essence of corrosion science, in addition to electrochemical corrosion, forms of corrosion and mechanisms of corrosion. This approach should capture the reader’s attention on the complexity of corrosion. Thus, the principles of electrochemistry and electrochemical cells are subsequently characterized in simple electrolytes from a thermodynamics point of view. 
  • Explains corrosion fundamentals, corrosion prevention and identification, and implementation of corrosion management solutions;
  • Presents computational and engineering approaches for solving electrochemical and corrosion problems;
  • Includes theoretical concepts and details of formula derivation for understanding corrosion behavior and metal recovery;
  • Explains the principles and theoretical background succinctly using pictures, figures, graphs, and schematic models, followed by derivation of equations to quantify relevant parameters.


Corrosion mechanisms Corrosion science Electrochemical systems Electrochemistry Fick's laws of diffusion Gibbs free energy change Nernst-Plank equation Pilling-Bedworth ratio Pourbaix diagrams Wagner's parabolic rate constant

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Puerto RicoMayaguezPuerto Rico

About the authors

Dr. Nestor Perez is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico. His academic interests include Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Fracture Mechanics, Corrosion, and Thermodynamics.

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