Corrosion is a natural interaction between a refined metal and its environment (Physical and Chemical) which results in changes to the properties of the metal, typically creating stable oxide, hydroxide, or sulfide compounds that will result in the eventual destruction of the refined metal.
Corrosion will compromise the useful properties of refined metals, including their strength, appearance, and permeability to liquids and gases.
There are many factors that contribute to corrosion, but the most common are galvanic action (dissimilar metals in direct contact, or indirect contact through an electrolyte), electrolysis (galvanic action with the addition of external current), oxidation/reduction reactions, acid/base reactions, and microbial activity.
“Corrosion” can also occur in materials other than metals, such as ceramics, composites, and polymers, where the term "degradation"; is more commonly used.
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Galvanic Corrosion is a more common issue than people realize.
All metals when exposed to an electrolyte (water) will be subject to galvanic corrosion of some kind and at some activity level, regardless of the water "quality" involved.