Benjamin Valdez

Autonomous University of Baja California

Benjamin Valdez is the director of the Institute of Engineering of the University of Baja California, a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the National System of Researchers of Mexico. He was granted a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry and a PhD. in Chemistry by the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. He has been Guest Editor for several special issues in journals on materials and member of the editorial boards of Corrosion Reviews, Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology and Revista Metalurgia. Dr. Valdez is the Coordinator of the National Corrosion Network. He is a full professor at the University of Baja California participating in activities on basic research, technological development and teaching postgraduate programs at the UABC and the Autonomous University of Campeche. His activities include research on the topics; corrosion and materials, electrochemical and industrial processes, chemical processing of agricultural and natural products, and consultancy in corrosion control in industrial plants and environments. He is the author of books, chapters in books and scientific articles on electrochemistry, biodeterioration and corrosion of materials and general chemistry. He is the head of the corrosion and materials department and the founder of the master and doctoral program in sciences and engineering for UABC. His professional career includes the collaboration with chemical, oil, water and energy industries of Mexico, and the preservation of the industrial infrastructure.

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Nowadays, it is generally accepted that in the natural and industrial environments, corrosion and pollution are interrelated harmful processes since many water, air and soil pollutants accelerate corrosion, and corrosion products such as rust, oxides and salts, also pollute water bodies at ports, rivers, dams, canals and shipyards. Both are pernicious processes that impair the durability of the infrastructure assets, the industry efficiency and profitability and the quality of the environment. Therefore, it is essential to develop and to apply corrosion engineering control methods and techniques, in particular those being environment-friendly. In this crucial time of worldwide energy crisis and economic turmoil, cost effective corrosion control will extend the life of the infrastructure saving large expenses in materials, equipment and structures. This book will contribute to achieve this important mission!

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