Ceramic materials are becoming increasingly important in manufactured products and components
as well as possible uses in power plants, high energy batteries, gas turbines, heat exchangers, and
fuel cells. In many cases, the ceramic materials are exposed to highly aggressive service
environments such as those found in the manufacturing and processing of industrial chemicals in
which traditional metallic materials tend to be unusable because of extremely rapid corrosion.
Therefore, corrosion resistance is an increasingly important aspect of the performance of advanced
ceramics. While general corrosion of ceramic materials may occur, many real-world problems
involve localized corrosion and/or corrosion-influenced mechanical failure.