Essays Tagged: "Corrosion"

Metal allergies common to body piercees

hat have made it attractive to jewellers throughout history. Prime among these is its resistance to corrosion. The only chemical that can dissolve or even tarnish pure gold is 'royal water', a mixture ... ar but we must remember that it also changes the other special property of gold - its resistance to corrosion. Some chemicals in more-or-less popular use in body-piercing circles (Betadine, to be spec ...

(5 pages) 45 0 4.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Lead and environment

ableproperties: softness, high density, low melting point, ability to block radiation, resistance tocorrosion, readiness to form alloys and chemical compounds, and ease of recycling. Itsversatility, a ...

(3 pages) 87 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Explain Plato's view of human nature and analyze the role it plays in the Republic.

ent abilities. Moreover, only when they properly investigate knowledge, will they be prevented from corrosion and misunderstanding of happiness.Plato's belief in the inequality among human beings gene ...

(4 pages) 149 1 3.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Driving safely in bad weather.

sure battery connections are good. If the battery terminal posts seem to be building up a layer of corrosion, clean them with a paste of baking soda and water. Let it foam, and then rinse with water. ... m, and then rinse with water. Apply a thin film of petroleum jelly to the terminal posts to prevent corrosion, and reconnect.Be sure all fluids are at proper levels. Antifreeze should not only be stro ...

(7 pages) 71 3 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Coastal Proccesses

d, shingle and pebbles carried by the waves are thrown against the cliff and gradually wear it away.Corrosion or Solution - Very small particles of rock are dissolved by the sea and carried away in so ...

(1 pages) 41 2 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Corrosion in Heat Exchangers

Corrosion in Heat ExchangersTable of ContentsIntroduction........................................... ... at ExchangersTable of ContentsIntroduction.........................................................3Corrosion Problems..............................................6References......................... ... es, to gases, or liquids. Some of the criteria for selecting materials used for heat exchangers are corrosion resistance, strength, heat conduction, and cost. Corrosion resistance is frequently a diff ...

(9 pages) 45 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

'Cliff profiles are created by many complex factors'-Discuss

e profile of a cliff. Wave action causes three erosional processes, abrasion, hydraulic action and corrosion. These processes are most effective when high energy waves, associated with storm conditio ...

(2 pages) 37 1 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Pipe corrosion

1.Solution to Pipe Corrosion in the Long-term?"What's the alternative?", found in Consulting-Specifying Engineer, discu ... he focus. The article is a published transcription of a roundtable discussion. It is well know that corrosion in metal piping causes many economic, environmental, and safety problems. This article pro ... ironmental, and safety problems. This article proposes that CPVC and PEX are extremely resistant to corrosion and have many other benefits over metals.David DeAngelis, a plastics sales manager, states ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Chemical Engineering

Primary Forming, Casting, The Range of Materials Applicable and the Process

MetalsMetals which do not contain any iron. They are not magnetic and are usually more resistant to corrosion than ferrous metals.Examples are aluminium, copper, brass, lead, zinc, tin, magnesium, nic ... dded, to give the required properties.All ferrous metals are magnetic and give little resistance to corrosion.Tables of ferrous and non-ferrous metals included with properties and uses and the relevan ...

(13 pages) 42 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering


s than 1%). It is far better in tensile strength than elemental aluminium, though less resistant to corrosion. Its heat and electrical conductivity are less than that of pure aluminium but much more t ... l that claims to be aluminium is actually an alloy thereof. Pure aluminium is encountered only when corrosion resistance is more important than strength or hardness. Copper-free aluminium is specified ...

(1 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


rcury is a poor conductor of heat and its a fairly unreactive metal and is also highly resistant to corrosion. Mercury's name derived from the Latin word Hydragyrum or liquid silver. The discoverer of ...

(2 pages) 556 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Effects Of Bacteria On The Rusting Process

hi, India. This solid shaft of wrought iron is about 7 ¼ m high by 40 cm in diameter. Corrosion to the pillar has been minimal although it has been exposed to the weather since its erect ... onsumed. Such materials are the metals tin and zinc.2) Alloy the iron to be chemically resistant to corrosion. Most commonly, iron is alloyed with nickel or chromium to form stainless steel.3) Cover t ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


ed Galvanised Steel Rusts easily in damp air and gradually wears away, or corrodes. To prevent this corrosion, it may be coated with a layer of another metal that does not corrode. Zinc is one such me ...

(3 pages) 343 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Non Ferrous Alloys

11 weight percent chromium are called stainless steels. Stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion. The three types of stainless steels are martesitic, ferritic and austenitic.Cast iron is ... nze consists of copper and nickel alloys. Bronze is generally stronger than brass. Bronzes are more corrosion resistant and higher strength.Aluminum has several alloys, each one contributes to a diffe ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Rust and its prevention

it is still happening every now and then.Rust is scientifically called oxidation, a common term for corrosion, which occurs when oxygen reacts with certain metals during a long period of time (the ter ... serves as a physical barrier that stops the moisture and air from coming in contact with the metal.Corrosion control can be done using a coating to separate the metal from the oxygen and water, such ...

(4 pages) 44 1 4.8 May/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

What is an alloy?

such as tungsten, molybdenum, vanadium, and cobalt, giving them the strength, durability, and anti-corrosion capabilities required by their different uses. Stainless steel, which has eighteen percent ... used in aircraft. Prosthetic devices, like artificial knees and hips, are made from high-strength, corrosion-resistant alloys that are usually based on iron, cobalt, or titanium.Many alloys add funct ...

(2 pages) 2065 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


es less energy and money. There are other techniques to prolong the metals life including, reducing corrosion so that metals last longer, using abundant metals, finding other materials for some uses.M ...

(4 pages) 16 1 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Marine Corrosion Essay

Marine CorrosionIn March 2009, 620 tonnes of ammonia nitrate in shipping containers fell off the Pacific Ad ... e to corrode, the ammonia nitrate would then leak out causing various environmental problems. While corrosion will defiantly happen if the containers are unattended to, it is possible to prevent the c ... ble to prevent the corrosion through the use of various methods.In the marine environment, galvanic corrosion occurs on the shipping containers, as the environment has the attributes of a galvanic cel ...

(6 pages) 8 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


issolve many ionic substances such as iron,copper and zinc.Voltaic pile was made of zinc and silver.Corrosion is the chemical degradation of metal so that it loses its strength usefulness.Condition fo ... ea of electrodes-Voltage appliedHydroxide can replace chloride in iron compounds,preventing further corrosion.Chlorides can accelerate corrosion in metal artefact by reacting with water to form HCL-Cu ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama