REACTIVE METALS


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REACTIVE METALS
REACTIVE METALS
CORROSION RESISTANCE OF REACTIVE AND REFRACTORY METALS Reactive and refractory metals have very unique properties compared to some of the more common materials like carbon and stainless steels. For corrosion resistance, these materials are similar in some aspects, but they behave much differently in various environments. Titanium and niobium prefer oxidizing media but will have difficulty in alkaline environments. Zirconium can be used in both strong acids and strong caustics. Tantalum can be used in strong acids, but caution should be exercised when placing tantalum in strong, hot caustics. Ti, Zr, Nb, and Ta are generally very resistant to organic compounds. In organic media, some water is needed to mai…
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Dr. Don W. Green; Dr. Marylee Z. Southard: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition. REACTIVE METALS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2019), AccessEngineering Export