Proceedings of the International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (3rd). Held at Gaithersburg, Maryland, on October 2-6, 1972
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD
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The fields of corrosion and marine biology are known to overlap significantly in that the only metals resistant to colonization by marine organisms in quiescent sea water are those which corrode and produce toxic corrosion products. Measures taken to prevent the corrosion such as cathodic protection cause these metals to foul, and a common antifouling measure -- the electrolytic production of hypochlorous acid -- may alter substantially the corrosive character of sea water. As is reported in several papers of the Third Congress, marine algae may penetrate and cause deterioration of marine coatings and anaerobic bacteria may alter the corrosion behavior of steel in a marine environment. These are examples of the complex interplay between biological factors, corrosion, and the measures used to control both fouling and corrosion. These kinds of interactions document the need for a Congress which included coverage from the sometimes disparate disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Marine Engineering