Corrosion Protection Methods

By Prof. Kallol Mondal   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 170
The course will focus on different corrosion protection methods, like cathodic and anodic protection, design change, change of environment, inhibitors, and coatings. In addition, it will discuss the effect of metallurgy, processing, microstructure and surface texture on the corrosion protection. This is very important for students and industry personnel. It will also help them to assess the degree of corrosion damage and accordingly select suitable protection route.

1. Bachelor and Master students
2. Industry people, where corrosion is a problem
3. PhD student working in corrosion

PREREQUISITES: Chemical Thermodynamics, Phase transformation and Electrochemistry

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Oil companies, Chemical companies and Power sector, construction, Steel
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Feb 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 20 Feb 2023
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction:
- Different methods for corrosion protection
Week 2: Cathodic protection
- Principle of cathodic protection
- Calculation method to determine protection efficiency
- Materials used for cathodic protection
Week 3: Anodic protection
- Principle of anodic protection
- Calculation method to determine protection efficiency
Week 4: Protection by Design
- Different design aspects for protection of metals and alloys
- Best practices
Week 5: Protection by Inhibitor
- Principle of using inhibitor
- Reaction mechanism for corrosion protection
- Different inhibitors available in use
Week 6: Protection by Coating
- Philosophy of using coating
- Different coating routes
- Coating methods
Week 7: Protection by change of environment
- Philosophy of using change in environment
- Different ways of execution of change in environment
Week 8: Effect of microstructure, Stress, surface texture and composition on corrosion protection
- Alloying
- Structures
- Surface texture

Books and references

Corrosion Engineering–by M.G.Fontana and V.D.Greene, Publisher: McGraw Hill Book Company, New York. An Introduction to Metallic Corrosion– by U.R.Evans., Publisher: Edward Arnold, London Fundamentals of Corrosion– by J.C.Scully, Pergamon Press, Oxford High Temperature Oxidation of Metals– by P. Kofstad, John Wilie& Sons Inc., New York Principles of Corrosion Engineering and Corrosion Control – by Z. Ahmed, Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE Series. Corrosion - Part I and Part II (MOOC Courses) - Kallol Mondal Corrosion Failures: Theories, Case studies and Solutions –K. Elayaperumal and V.S. Raja, John Wiley and Sons

Instructor bio

Prof. Kallol Mondal

IIT Kanpur
Kallol Mondal is an associate professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur. His specializations are phase transformations of metals and alloys, corrosion and oxidation behavior and multi-phase steel development.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: April 29, 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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