Predict the amount of copper runoff from roofs and facades.
Activities of the IOW group in atmospheric corrosion
For more than two decades the team has performed world-leading field- and laboratory investigations on atmospheric corrosion of metals and alloys used in outdoor and architectural applications and on the environmental interaction and fate of metals dispersed from such surfaces.
The approach involves multi-analytical and interdisciplinary studies to assess corrosion and surface phenomena and mechanisms, and their relation to metal dispersion, bioaccessibility, bioavailability, metal speciation and toxicity.
While focusing on fundamental questions, the research is applied and strongly related to societal and industrial issues and run in close collaboration with national and international industry, stakeholders and industrial organizations. On-going research activities further have strong implications for regulation and the classification system of chemicals within the European Union, REACH, as well as for standardization, environmental risk assessment and risk management of metals and alloys.