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Scholarly articles from two Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty members have topped the charts in CORROSION, a leading research journal featuring peer-reviewed technical articles from the world's top researchers on corrosion science and engineering.
Russ Professor Srdjan Nesic, director of the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT), authored two articles currently ranked in the “Top 20 most cited” list. Research Assistant Professor Yoon-Seok Choi, associate director of research for the institute, authored one of the top-viewed articles in the online publication.
Nesic’s papers – “An Electrochemical Model for Prediction of Corrosion of Mild Steel in Aqueous Carbon Dioxide Solutions” and “A Mechanistic Model for Carbon Dioxide Corrosion of Mild Steel in the Presence of Protective Iron Carbonate Films—Part 1: Theory and Verification” – rank eighth and eleventh on the “Top 20 most cited” list respectively.
The first paper describes a simple theoretical model – the first of its kind – for predicting internal corrosion of mild steel pipelines. Some 15 years later, in 2011, ICMT produced a free, open-source software package based on the model. Available for download online, FREECORP has enjoyed great popularity with more than 6,000 to date.
The second paper describes the next generation model of the same kind, which is the most advanced mathematical model of its type found in open literature. This model serves a base for MULTICORP, ICMT’s flagship software package that is delivered directly and exclusively to its many industrial sponsors.
Choi’s paper, “Effect of H2S on the Corrosion Behavior of Pipeline Steels in Supercritical and Liquid CO2 Environments,” is currently one of the top-viewed articles, with 1,100 views. Choi’s study focuses on the corrosion properties of pipeline steels with different amounts of water in natural gas transportation pipelines.
CORROSION is published by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and provides a permanent record of progress in the science and technology developments in corrosion prevention and control. Serving nearly 36,000 members in more than 130 countries, NACE is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions.