UN808 Reactor Chemistry and Corrosion

2023 Version

Due to instructor availability, the course dates have been updated. Please note the new course dates in the following table. We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.


Updated Course Dates:

April 15 & 16, 2023

April 29 & 30, 2023

May 13 & 14, 2023

June 3 & 4, 2023

See complete 2022-2023 academic schedule here
 Start Time:
9:00 a.m.

Lecturer Theatre (Rm 1-0)
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue,  Whitby, ON, L1N 6A7
Durham College – Whitby Campus Map

In-person, synchronous course delivery.

This course will be taught over 4 non-consecutive weekends at Durham College, Whitby Campus, or at Ontario Tech campus locations.

Lectures will include presentations from the instructor and time for the performance of simulator exercises. The midterm and final exam will be in person.

Live attendance is expected. If you require accommodation for distance learning, please contact the course instructor as well as the Education Program Director. Note that distance learning will be accommodated for serious reasons only.

To be confirmed
 Deadline to Register: March 31st, 2023
 Deadline to Drop: April 14th, 2023
Registration in the UNENE M.Eng. or UNENE Diploma Program
Course Description: 
Corrosion and its costs, corrosion measurement, general materials and environment affects. Types of corrosion: uniform, galvanic, crevice, pitting, intergranular, selective leaching, erosion-corrosion, stress-corrosion, hydrogen effects. Corrosion testing: materials selection. Electrochemical principles: thermodynamics, electrode kinetics, mixed potentials, practical applications. High temperature corrosion. Nuclear plant corrosion, fossil plant corrosion, other industrial environments.
Course Notes: TBA
Course Outline: To be uploaded; 2018 version can be found here for reference until updated version is posted
2018 Course Notes:

2013 Course Notes below