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Protecting against internal corrosion
Protecting against internal corrosion
Internal corrosion of oilfield tubulars is a prevalent risk in the oil field. This common problem can be caused by many sources, including hydrogen sulfide (H2S), CO2, dissolved oxygen, brinish disposal water, highly acidic soil c...
Kia recalls 98,000 Sedona minivans for suspension corrosion
Kia recalls 98,000 Sedona minivans for suspension corrosion
Kia is recalling 97,884 Sedona minivans built between June 15, 2005, and Aug. 12, 2012, over potential corrosion of front lower control arms. This is the second time Kia has recalled Sedona vans of this era for suspension corrosion issues. It's also wo...
A magnesium-rich primer shows promise in the quest to replace chromate-based paint systems
A magnesium-rich primer shows promise in the quest to replace chromate-based paint systems
A team of materials science researchers at The University of Virginia (UVA) has identified a magnesium-rich primer — used as part of a normal paint system — as a promising candidate to replace chromate-based paint systems that protect alumi...
New nanoparticle catalysts could reduce need for precious metals
New nanoparticle catalysts could reduce need for precious metals
Materials that speed up a chemical reaction without getting consumed in the process, known as catalysts, lie at the heart of many technologies, from vehicle emissions-control systems to high-tech devices such as fuel cells and electrolyzers. Unfortunat...
Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics provide corrosion protection for storage tanks
Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics provide corrosion protection for storage tanks
A variety of industrial facilities with structures constructed of carbon steel are at risk of corrosion. An inorganic spray-on protective coating technology provides corrosion protection to metal through a chemically bonded phosphate ceramic.
Could road salt have contributed to the Flint water crisis?
Could road salt have contributed to the Flint water crisis?
Nothing can excuse the inadequate treatment, insufficient monitoring, and overall incompetence that caused the Flint, Michigan, drinking water crisis. But it's still worth asking why Flint River water is so corrosive in the first place. What made the w...