25. Corrosion by Soils

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. T. R. Jack1 and
  2. M. J. Wilmott2

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch25

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Jack, T. R. and Wilmott, M. J. (2011) Corrosion by Soils, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch25

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. 2

    Wasco Coatings Ltd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • corrosion by soils - economic significance of material degradation in soils;
  • mineral composition, key to understanding - how soils influence corrosion of buried steel;
  • soil mineralogy, key role in chemistry of associated groundwater


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is soil?

  • Installation scenarios

  • Factors that influence corrosion in soil

  • Field Observations

  • Characterizing soils

  • Models

  • Soil effects on cathodic protection and coatings

  • Summary

  • References