The Importance of Temperature in Assessing Iron PipeCorrosion in Water Distribution Systems
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Temperature is expected to play a significant role in the corrosion of iron pipes in drinking water distribution systems. Temperature impacts many parameters that are critical to pipe corrosion including biological activity, physical properties of the solution, thermodynamic and physical properties of corrosion scale, and chemical rates. Moreover, variations in temperature and temperature gradients may give rise to new corrosion phenomena worthy of consideration by water treatment personnel.
McNeill, L.S. and M. Edwards, “The Importance of Temperature in Assessing Iron Pipe Corrosion in Water Distribution Systems,” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 77(3), 229-242, August 2002.