SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1956

The Atmospheric Corrosion of Rolled Zinc


The corrosion of zinc in the atmosphere is controlled by three principal factors: (1) the frequency of rain and dewfall, (2) the acidity of the moisture, and (3) the rate of drying. The corrosion rate is a maximum in industrial locations which combine acidic atmospheric contamination with prevalence of heavy mists and dew. The composition of zinc has only a minor bearing on the corrosion rate. Corollary data are presented which explain the findings in exposure tests conducted by Subcommittee VI on Atmospheric Corrosion of Committee B-3 on Corrosion of Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys.

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Anderson, E., A.
The New Jersey Zinc Co. (of Pa.), Palmerton, Pa.
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 126–134
DOI: 10.1520/STP44089S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5934-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6088-0