Journal article

Factors influencing corrosion of metal pipes in soils

Muhammad Wasim, Shahrukh Shoaib, NM Mubarak, undefined Inamuddin, Abdullah M Asiri

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2018

Abstract

Deterioration of buried metal pipes due to corrosive soil environment is a major issue worlwide. Although failures of buried pipe due to corrosive soil is an old problem, yet such failures are still uncontrollable even with the application of advanced corrosion protection technologies. Therefore, understanding factors causing corrosion of buried pipes is necessary. This article reviews factors causing corrosion of buried pipes in soils. Factors include moisture content, soil resistivity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature and microbial activity. Moreover, we discuss the influence of manufacturing method and the comparison of corrosion behaviour of cast iron, ductile and mild steel pipes. We f..

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