This book covers the areas of electrochemical heterogeneity and electrode inhomogeneity and their effects on nonuniform electrode processes, in particular, localized corrosion. It covers the fundamentals, experimental methods, and engineering aspects of electrochemical heterogeneity. The coverage includes numerous case studies demonstrating engineering aspects of localized corrosion in industrial processes. In addition, it covers methods to quickly calculate corrosion rates and study electrode inhomogeneity and electrochemical heterogeneity. The text offers special focus on the wire beam electrode method as a tool, representing a particular expertise of the author.
Keywords: Electrochemistry, wire beam electrode, wbe, corrosion prevention technologies, corrosion monitoring techniques, passive metals corrosion, electrochemical noise analysis, corrosion kinetics, multi-electrode array, corrosion science, scanning microreference electrode, smre, scanning Kelvin probe analysis, corrosion patterns, industrial processes, Galvanic corrosion, intergranular corrosion, selective leaching, pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion, erosion corrosion, localized coating failure, stress corrosion, hydrogen attack