Corrosion: Types, Theories and Preventive Measure

Bhumika Tuli*
Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, Mohali, Punjab, India.
Periodicity:January - March'2023


The breakdown of materials, typically metals, is due to a chemical environmental response that causes a functional breakdown of the components. A reverse extractive metallurgy process called corrosion relies on temperature, stress, erosion, and environmental concentration. It produces significant economic losses that range between 1% and 5% of Gross National Product (GNP) annually for any nation. In addition, rust not only raises the costs of components, but is also accountable for fatalities and safety risks. Thus, the purpose of this review is to provide a general overview of the various types of corrosion and related preventative strategies. Consequently, corrective action can be taken to reduce the impact of corrosion-related issues.


Corrosion, Classification, Factors, Types, Theories, Corrosion in Metal, Protection from Corrosion.

How to Cite this Article?

Tuli, B. (2023). Corrosion: Types, Theories and Preventive Measure. i-manager’s Journal on Material Science, 10(4), 21-42.


[3]. Ashish, B., Neeti, K., & Himanshu, K. (2013). Copper toxicity: A comprehensive study. Research Journal of Recent Sciences, 2, 58-67.
[6]. Belgaumkar, A. (2020). It's a Tough Balance: The Lived Experiences of Resilience in ER Physicians (Doctoral dissertation, University of Saskatchewan).
[7]. Bhusnure, O. G., Dongare, R. B., Gholve, S. B., & Giram, P. S. (2018). Chemical hazards and safety management in pharmaceutical industry. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 12(3), 357-369.
[8]. Birks, N., Meier, G. H., & Pettit, F. S. (2006). Introduction to the High Temperature Oxidation of Metals. Cambridge University Press.
[17]. Davis, J. R. (Ed.). (2000). Corrosion: Understanding the Basics. ASM International.
[30]. Fuller, T. F., & Harb, J. N. (2018). Electrochemical Engineering. John Wiley & Sons.
[32]. Graumann, S. J., Sensat, M. L., & Stoltenberg, J. L. (2013). Air polishing: A review of current literature. American Dental Hygienists' Association, 87(4), 173-180.
[46]. Krinsley, D. H., & Doornkamp, J. C. (2011). Atlas of Quartz Sand Surface Textures. Cambridge University Press.
[52]. Kumar, R., Kumar, R., & Kumar, S. (2018a). Erosion corrosion study of HVOF sprayed thermal sprayed coating on boiler tubes: A review. International Journal of Science and Management Studies (IJSMS), 1(3), 1-6.
[53]. Kumar, R., Singh, R., & Kumar, S. (2018b). Erosion and hot corrosion phenomena in thermal power plant and their preventive methods: A study. Asian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 7(1), 38-45.
[74]. North, N. A., & MacLeod, I. D. (1987). Corrosion of metals. In Conservation of Marine Archaeological Objects (pp. 68-98). Butterworth-Heinemann.
[75]. Ogude, N. A., & Bradley, J. D. (1996). Electrode processes and aspects relating to cell emf, current, and cell components in operating electrochemical cells: Precollege and college student interpretation. Journal of Chemical Education, 73(12), 1145.
[78]. Parker, C. D. (1951). Mechanics of corrosion of concrete sewers by hydrogen sulfide. Sewage and Industrial Wastes, 1477-1485.
[82]. Popoola, A. P. I., Olorunniwo, O. E., & Ige, O. O. (2014). Corrosion resistance through the application of anti-corrosion coatings. Developments in Corrosion Protection, 13(4), 241-270.
[84]. Pye, D. (2003). Practical Nitriding and Ferritic Nitrocarburizing. ASM International.
[85]. Roberge, P. R. (2008). Corrosion Engineering: Principles and Practice. McGraw-Hill Education.
[87]. Rossotti, H. (1985). Colour: Why the world isn't Grey (Vol. 3). Princeton University Press.
[89]. Sánchez-Sánchez, M., Getachew, N., Díaz, K., DíazGarcía, M., Chebude, Y., & Díaz, I. (2015). Synthesis of metal–organic frameworks in water at room temperature: salts as linker sources. Green Chemistry, 17(3), 1500-1509.
[93]. Sheasby, P. G., Pinner, R., & Wernick, S. (2001). The Surface Treatment and Finishing of Aluminium and Its Alloys. ASM International, Materials Park.
[106]. Yusoff, W. Y. W., & Yunus, W. M. M. (2003). Thermal diffusivity measurement of abrasive paper using photoacoustic technique. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 11(2), 301-309.
If you have access to this article please login to view the article or kindly login to purchase the article

Purchase Instant Access

Single Article

North Americas,UK,
Middle East,Europe
India Rest of world
Pdf 35 35 200 20
Online 35 35 200 15
Pdf & Online 35 35 400 25

Options for accessing this content:
  • If you would like institutional access to this content, please recommend the title to your librarian.
    Library Recommendation Form
  • If you already have i-manager's user account: Login above and proceed to purchase the article.
  • New Users: Please register, then proceed to purchase the article.