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    Corrosion Testing in Soils—Past, Present, and Future

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    Corrosion has become one of the major contributors to the gradual depletion of many essential materials for survival on earth. Corrosion in soils can claim the lion's share of this destruction.

    This paper outlines the development of test methods needed to identify, measure, and control corrosion in soils. Recognizing the limitations of present test methods, a challenge is offered to the professional world to embark on a program to develop new techniques for testing corrosion in soils, thus leading to better control and contributing to the prosperity and continued use of the earth's resources.


    soil resistivity, moisture content, soil acidity, soil corrosivity, polarization, differential aeration, pH of soil, redox potential

    Author Information:

    Chaker, V
    Corrosion research and materials engineer, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Jersey City, NJ

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39183S