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Challenge Corrosion Inhibitor
Corrosion Inhibitor
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 332
Posted: Jun 19 2009
Challenge ID: 8466285
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The Seeker is looking for inhibitors of corrosion.

This Challenge requires only a written description of the solution.
The Seeker is looking for novel methods to inhibit atmospheric corrosion of steel parts. Additional Solution Requirements are presented in the Detailed Description of the Challenge.

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written description of the solution to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon laboratory evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.

The Seeker is not looking for a literature review on the subject of corrosion inhibition, but, rather, for a "turnkey" solution that could be immediately implemented in manufacturing setting. The proposed solutions should therefore be freely available for use (as is or via license) in the Seeker's application.
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