ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Oxidation

A common form of electrochemical reaction that is the combining of oxygen with various elements and compounds.



NOTE: When addressing issues relating to stainless steel, oxidation can be beneficial if it is involved with the forming of the passive layer; detrimental if it is involved in the formation of corrosion.

Publication Source: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) - 2009 Revision

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See also: Corrosion

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