Published Research - Department of Chemistry

 

Date of this Version

2011

Citation

CORROSION—Vol. 67, No. 12

Comments

© 2011, NACE International

This document is a U.S. government work and is not subject to copyright in the United States.

Abstract

The Weins number (Wn) concept is proposed to predict the long-term corrosion rate of wrought iron and steel in seawater for variable marine environments. Plotted as a function of reciprocal absolute temperature, Weins numbers generate a linear plot from which the corrosion rates are calculated when temperature, oxygen concentration, and concretion thickness are known. Application of the theory of absolute reaction rates is described.

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