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Main Title Field Exposure Study for Determining the Effects of Acid Deposition on the Corrosion and Deterioration of Materials: Description of Program and Preliminary Results.
Author Flinn, D. R. ; Cramer, S. D. ; Carter, J. P. ; Spence, J. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab. ;Bureau of Mines, Avondale, MD. Avondale Research Center.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/485;
Stock Number PB87-193611
Additional Subjects Atmospheric corrosion ; Exposure ; Metals ; Corrosion ; Carbon steels ; Aluminum alloys ; Copper alloys ; Zinc alloys ; Air quality ; Field tests ; Coatings, ; Pollution ; Weathering ; Paints ; Reprints ; Acid rain
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-193611 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 31p
Materials exposure sites, fully instrumented to characterize environmental parameters related to air quality, meteorology, and rain chemistry, have been established at four locations in the eastern and northeastern United States to study the effects of acid precipitation on atmospheric damage to metals, exterior paints, and building stone. A fifth, midwestern site has recently been added to the program. Utilizing short-term, seasonal, and long-term exposures, the corrosion behavior of five metal alloys (1010 carbon steel, Cor-Ten A, 3003-H14 aluminum, 110 copper, and 191 zinc) and two coated-steel products (galvanized steel and Galvalume) commonly used outdoors have been characterized using gravimetric, surface analytical, and corrosion film chemistry measurements. Monthly exposures indicate that the environments at the sites are significantly different in their effects on the metals.