The effects of corrosion on our daily lives are many and are often unnoticed, however, they can affect us directly.
At home, for example, doors, pipes, and buildings are damaged by corrosion, which affects aesthetically, economically and mostly leads to accidents that can have serious consequences.
In our daily journey along public roads, the corrosion of a damaged vehicular bridge, the collapse of towers and poles, buildings in poor condition, parking lots and walkways with metal structures about to fall, perimeter fences (handrails), and playgrounds. In short, any metal structure with corrosion that we find in our path can represent a danger to our lives and may cause from a slight injury to death.
In industrial plants, corrosion can seriously affect the cost of products and can also cause equipment failures, contaminate the product, release toxins, collapse buildings, cause environmental pollution due to the leakage of chemicals in corroded equipment, deplete natural resources, among others, negatively and directly impacting an entire society.
In addition to those mentioned above there are other consequences that affect us indirectly; of course, this is not a new problem, but due to massive industrialization and the development of more machines and structures containing iron or steel, corrosion is more visible today.