62. Zinc

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. X. G. Zhang

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch62

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Zhang, X. G. (2011) Zinc, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch62

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Teck Metals Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • zinc, electrochemical properties - electrowinning in zinc refining, electroplating in zinc coating, zinc batteries for energy storage and coatings;
  • high corrosion resistance of zinc - in atmospheric environments, outdoor applications of zinc-coated steels;
  • mechanisms of underpaint corrosion for zinc- and zinc alloy-coated steels - cosmetic corrosion evaluation, by measuring length of underpaint creeping


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Zinc coatings

  • Electrochemical nature of corrosion

  • Corrosion resistance

  • Corrosion forms

  • References