||Matthew Asmussen, Pacific Northwestern National Lab
Jeff Binns, Nuclear Waste Management Organization
James Neeway, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
John Zhang, Gamry Instruments
Mary Lyn C. Lim, PPG
Sudhakar Mahajanam, Pinnacle ART
Eric Schindelholz, Sandia National Laboratories
Ajit Mishra, Haynes International
James Noel, Western University
Guang-Ling Song, Xiamen University
David Shoesmith, Western University
Raul B Rebak, General Electric Global Research
||The impact of corrosion on in-service materials, both metallic and non-metallic, is estimated at $2.5 trillion USD globally, with an associated risk increase for materials in aggressive environments and where safety is of the utmost importance (e.g. nuclear waste disposal). Upon aqueous or humid exposure, materials in service can experience various corrosion processes such as uniform corrosion, localized corrosion, galvanic corrosion, environmentally assisted cracking and microbial influenced corrosion. Corrosion processes, while difficult to fully stifle, can be delayed by utilizing corrosion control approaches, employing appropriate material selection/fabrication, coating applications, and utilizing targeted monitoring and detection instruments. These preventative methods are cross-cutting through many disciplines and industries ranging from the energy sector, to transportation, infrastructure, marine applications, medical and nuclear waste form disposal. This symposium presents a platform for multi-discipline research to be presented in an effort to enhance cross-cutting opportunities for corrosion control, mitigation and material selection practices.
A variety of standard and novel, advanced techniques can be used to investigate these corrosion processes, track their progress and assess the effectiveness of coatings/mitigation processes including, but not limited to, gravimetric techniques, electrochemical techniques, surface analytical techniques, non-destructive approaches, modelling and spectroscopy/microscopy techniques. Presentations could be related to laboratory research, field testing or failure analysis. Examples of materials of interest range from stainless steels, lightweight alloys (titanium, aluminum and magnesium), non-metals, glass, corrosion resistant alloys and emerging material classes (e.g. nano- and bio-materials.). This symposium is co-sponsored by NACE and the ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division.