The U.S. congressional committee investigating the water crisis in Flint, Michigan issued final letters citing failures at all levels of government, including problems at both the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Researchers from BP and several prominent European universities were awarded a contract to investigate the processes that cause surface degradation and develop new mitigation strategies.
Novel advanced sensors were attached to a hazard-resilient plastic pipeline installed underground and tested through a simulated fault rupture.
The results of recently completed trials show that adding low levels of ruthenium improve the corrosion and hydrogen enrichment resistance of a tantalum alloy in both hydrochloric and sulfuric acids at high temperatures.
A Virginia Department of Transportation investigation studied the use of self-consolidating concrete with and without galvanic anodes to repair substructure elements with vertical and overhead sections.
Led by university researchers, the findings of this new study support the understanding that lead leached into the pipes system in Flint, Michigan, because the water wasn’t treated to prevent corrosion.
Research on chloride limits for reinforced concrete found a relationship between the initial calculated total chloride content and the measured water-soluble chloride content in hardened concrete.
University researchers developed a device called a surface forces apparatus (SFA) to get a real-time look at the process of crevice and pitting corrosion on confined metallic surfaces.
Efficiently managing the effects of concrete corrosion can extend the life of a building; however, concrete is not the only component threatened by corrosion. On any building, both the cladding and fasteners holding it in place are exposed to varying degrees of corrosion.
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland are working on a novel technique for tracking water in concrete through the use of electricity.
Industry and university researchers are using x-ray techniques to develop an analysis tool to more accurately predict how sulfur compounds in crude oil could corrode processing plant equipment.
Researchers say the application of a specific species of fungi into the concrete matrix during the mixing process could serve as an unusual candidate to help concrete heal itself.
University researchers find significant increases in both salinization and alkalinization of U.S. streams and rivers, which can influence the water's corrosivity.
Independent investigators found extensive corrosion on the well casing that broke open at Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon gas storage facility in October 2015. In the aftermath, engineering consultancy Blade Energy Partners was granted authority by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to conduct a root cause analysis of the metallurgical and fractographic aspects of the gas leak.
Russian scientists recently used a thermal imaging technique to study the corrosion of steel reinforcement within 14 reinforced concrete pillars.