Effect of Chlorine on Common Materials in Fresh Water (14049)
A.H. Tuthill et al., reprinted from Materials Performance, Vol. 37, Number 11, November 1998. Long-term corrosion data for common materials of construction from test spool exposures in chlorinated fresh water are reported. Data from the published literature on the effect of chlorine in fresh water on materials are reviewed. Experience with high initial dosages used to sterilize potable water systems is discussed. Case histories of chlorine as an oxidant and biocide on corrosion behaviour are given. Guidelines are developed for alloy use in fresh water.