Corrosion and Surface Finishing



Surface finishing is very important to most industries for a variety of reasons. The finishing process could be used for reflectivity, improving hardness, or for decorating a finished product to attract potential buyers. However, from an engineering point of view, its main purpose is to prevent corrosion. Corrosion is actually a process whereby manufactured metals return to their natural oxidation states. Corrosion is of economic importance because it limits the life time of metal structures (example: bridges) and can result in accidents or incidents of pollution. This chapter describes corrosion and discusses how various surface treatments are used to prevent it. The topics covered include electroplating, electroless plating, spray coating, galvanization, painting, anodizing, physical vapor deposition (PVD), and chemical vapor deposition (CVD).


Thermal Spraying Spray Coating Physical Vapor Deposition Corrosive Environment Electroless Plating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clarkson’s Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Electrical & Computer EngineeringClarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)Clarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA
  3. 3.National Institute of Technology, Suzuka CollegeSuzukaJapan

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