A Field-based Study of Ferrous Metal Corrosion in Groundwater McLaughlan, Robert en_US Stuetz, Richard en_US 2021-11-25T13:50:00Z 2021-11-25T13:50:00Z 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract There is an increased emphasis on adopting explicit management strategies to ensure the effective use of water wells. This can be achieved through identifying the operational and maintenance needs of water wells and associated infrastructure. The types of material used for this infrastructure will impact upon the life of these assets and their maintenance needs. In groundwater environments there is often little available corrosion rate data from historical records of operating wells upon which to make choices about material selection. Under these conditions it is necessary to rely on corrosion test data to inform design choices. A long term field based immersion test using corrosion coupons was undertaken at 24 sites across Australia. The general corrosion rates of mild steel after 9 months were found to range from 0.018 to 0.624 mm per year while stainless steel was found to have minimal corrosion under the same conditions. Galvanised steel was found to offer minimal protection compared with mild steel when the pH was below 7. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0273-1223 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Corrosion. en_US
dc.subject.other Coupons. en_US
dc.subject.other Field study. en_US
dc.subject.other Groundwater. en_US
dc.subject.other Materials. en_US
dc.subject.other Water supply. en_US
dc.title A Field-based Study of Ferrous Metal Corrosion in Groundwater en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Water Science and Technology en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 41-47 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 49 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation McLaughlan, Robert en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Stuetz, Richard, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US School of Civil and Environmental Engineering *
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