Palraj, S. and Venkatachari, G. (2002) The influence of biospecies on the corrosion of zinc in palk bay waters. Bulletin of Electrochemistry, 18 (5). pp. 215-217. ISSN 0256-1654

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Influence of macrofouling organisms on the corrosion behavior of zinc has been studied for a year in Palk Bay waters. Algae, bryozoans and polychaete worms were the dominant species on zinc panels throughout the year. The surface coverage was 100% after one year exposure where dense mat of algae was observed. It indicated that toxicity of zinc on algae was least in Palk Bay Waters. The reason is discussed with product analysis by XRD. The weight loss data indicated that zinc had an annual corrosion rate of 6 mdd and biofouling rate of 0.38 Kg.m-2 year-1. The relationship between biofouling and corrosion is discussed with biological and chemical characteristics of Palk Bay

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macrofouling; Corrosion rate; Product analysis; Biofouling load
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 11:34
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 11:34

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