Corrosion Mitigation Strategies

DoD operates worldwide and encounters a range of corrosion-inducing environments, resulting in an annual cost of corrosion for equipment and facilities of approximately $20 billion. Many of the technologies required to repair or mitigate corrosion require toxic metals or solvents and result in hazardous wastes as well as impacts to the work environment. This technical session provided an overview of the DoD policy and strategy as well as providing technical briefings on successful implementations of alternative materials, and accelerated corrosion models and methods which take into account alternative materials and real world failure mechanisms. 

Session Chair: Dr. Leslie Miller, LMI
Introduction by Session Chair Dr. Leslie Miller, LMI
Keynote Address: CPO Overview and Military Perspective Mr. Robert Herron, Corrosion Policy & Oversight, OASD(S)
Development of an RH-Controlled Accelerated Corrosion Test Method: Pathways and Progress Dr. Victor Rodriguez-Santiago, NAVAIR
Cr(VI)-Free Aluminum Anodizing with Tartaric Sulfuric Acid Anodizing Mr. Lindsey Blohm, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
A New Approach to Corrosion Mitigation within the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) Ms. Julia Russell, NAVAIR
Development of Sustainable Coatings To Protect DoD Assets Against Corrosion Dr. Matt O’Keefe, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Corrosion Inhibition of AA2024-T3 by Smart Polyelectrolyte Coacervates Responsive to both Acidic and Alkaline Environments Dr. Gerard Frankel, The Ohio State University

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