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Galvanic Corrosion

A form of corrosion which occurs in a galvanic cell in which one of the metals dissolves and goes into solution. This form of corrosion is accelerated by high concentrations of dissolved minerals in water that increase electrical conductivity. Galvanic corrosion may occur if two pipes of dissimilar metals are joined directly--without the use of a pipe fitting designed to insulate different metals from one another and prevent such corrosion of the pipes. See Also: Reverse Osmosis