Based on a literature study and on pipe-rig studies a mechanism is proposed which subdivides general corrosion of copper into three subprocesses: oxidation, scale formation and dissolution. The subprocesses are further characterized and a mathematical model is built on the identified kinetic rate laws. Finally, conclusions for optimising corrosion control strategies are discussed.
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Research Article| January 01 2004
Copper corrosion: understanding and modelling general corrosion
Water Sci Technol (2004) 49 (2): 63–71.
T.H. Merkel; Copper corrosion: understanding and modelling general corrosion. Water Sci Technol 1 January 2004; 49 (2): 63–71. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2004.0090
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