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Corrosion of metals

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If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

Base metals belong to the most important materials used in different chemical plants and equipment. This course aims to introduce basic concepts needed to understand corrosion resistance and different methods to avoid corrosion in aqueous solutions. The course is aimed for chemical engineering and chemistry students and requires knowledge in general chemistry.

Different corrosion types, passivation, polarization and corrosion protection via material choice, design, anodic and cathodic protection, inorganic and organic coatings are discussed. Examples of corrosion case studies demonstrate further the subject.

After the course, the student:

  • can analyse and discuss potential factors which might have caused the observed corrosion case and also suggests possible solutions to avoid corrosion.
  • understands the typical corrosion metal of the most important metals in various environments.
  • understands corrosion mechanisms.
  • understands basic thermodynamic concepts and kinetics of corrosion reactions.

More information on Åbo Akademi’s course page.

metallien korroosio syöpyminen kemia materiaalivalinta termodynamiikka

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Åbo Akademi
Mikko Helle

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Åbo Akademi
Oskar Karlström

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Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Chemical process and environmental engineering
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Åbo Akademi University
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General prerequisites:
The course is aimed for chemical engineering and chemistry students and requires knowledge in general chemistry.
Study suitable for:
Master's level students with some knowledge in chemistry and engineering
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