Chapter 3

Smart Inorganic and Organic Pretreatment Coatings for the Inhibition of Corrosion on Metals/Alloys

Peter Zarras; John D. Stenger-Smith    Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), Polymer Science and Engineering Branch (Code 4L4200D), 1900N. Knox Road (Stop 6303), China Lake, CA, USA


This chapter provides a comprehensive review of both inorganic and organic pretreatment coatings for metals and alloys. Aqueous and nonaqueous corrosion are introduced as well the economic costs associated with corrosion for several industrialized countries. Smart coating strategies currently employed to mitigate corrosion damage are shown as well as future materials and film development. Conversion coatings including chromate and phosphate ...

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