8. Pourbaix Diagrams for Multielement Systems

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. W. T. Thompson1,
  2. M. H. Kaye2,
  3. C. W. Bale3 and
  4. A. D. Pelton3

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch8

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, W. T., Kaye, M. H., Bale, C. W. and Pelton, A. D. (2011) Pourbaix Diagrams for Multielement Systems, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch8

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    Département de Génie Physique et de Génie des Matériaux, Ecole Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • Pourbaix diagrams for multielement systems - assembled from Gibbs energy of formation of ionic species and phases, active corrosion, passivity and immunity;
  • computation using Gibbs energy minimization - and process of Gibbs energy minimization;
  • flexibility of Gibbs energy minimization approach - particularly striking


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Computation using gibbs energy minimization

  • Additional element in the aqueous phase

  • Additional element in the metal phase

  • Conclusions

  • References