Corrosion Avoidance in the Metal Gate Industry Considering Sustainability
Balassa, Boglárka Eisinger
Eisinger, Pál

How to Cite

Balassa B.E., Eisinger P., 2021, Corrosion Avoidance in the Metal Gate Industry Considering Sustainability, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 88, 1075-1080.


Coating not cleaned up leads to massive emission worldwide, causing cancer and asthma. Coating gates to avoid corrosion needs to take place in nature. As a result, vast amounts of coating get sprayed out into nature, causing a significant sustainability issue. The industrial coating sector does not use protective equipment to save nature. The study aims to present a case study to minimise environmental pollution without increasing the cost of corrosion protection. The global cost related to corrosion has a significant burden on economies around the world – it costs approximately $2.5x1012 USD/y. It can be as high as 3.4 % of the GDP (2013). This cost has a significant impact on the efficiency of industries such as the automotive industry, industrial coatings and corrosion protection. Global demand for polyurethane coating materials will increase by 280 kt in 2022 (predictably). The volume of the solvent-based industrial coating consumption will grow significantly worldwide in the y 2021, predictably 1,400 Mt. In more detail, half of the coating is wasted, it drips onto the ground, gets into the air, so it causes pollution everywhere. The VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) of the industrial coating pollutes the air, the living organism, and it can cause cancer, asthma and many other yet unknown health problems. The aim of this study is not only to introduce (based on data analysis) but to call attention to the environmental load originating from the industrial coating. In this study, the sustainability aspects of corrosion have been examined – especially in respect of the treatment of metal structures.