The science of metallic iron for environmental
remediation is yet to be established. The prevailing theory
of the Fe 0 /H 2 O system is characterized by its inability to
fully rationalize the concept that holds up the technology.
The present article demonstrates that Fe 0 technology was
introduced by altering the course of mainstream science
and by distorting the work of corrosion scientists. The
Fe 0 research community is now facing the consequences
of this initial “ forcing ” . The technology is still innovative
despite two decades of commercialization.