The corrosion of copper by chlorinated drinking waters

@inproceedings{Atlas1982TheCO,
  title={The corrosion of copper by chlorinated drinking waters},
  author={David Atlas and James R. Coombs and Oliver T. Zajicek},
  year={1982}
}
Abstract The study demonstrates that free chlorine is the agent chiefly responsible for the corrosion of copper in chlorinated domestic water supplies, and that dissolved oxygen plays a comparatively minor role. The impact of chlorine is enhanced at low pH values by the pH dependence of the HOCl electrode reactions, and because of the greater oxidizing strength of hypochlorous acid over that of hypochlorite ion. Adjustment of the water pH to about 7 or 8, after chlorination, markedly reduces… CONTINUE READING

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