Natesan, M. and Venkatachari, G. and Palaniswamy, N. (2006) Kinetics of atmospheric corrosion of mild steel, zinc, galvanized iron and aluminium at 10 exposure stations in India. Corrosion Science, 48 (11). pp. 3584-3608. ISSN 0010-938X

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As a part of updating Corrosion Map of India project, atmospheric corrosion behaviour of commercially available engineering materials such as mild steel, galvanized iron, zinc and aluminium metals was studied in marine, industrial, urban, and rural environments by weight loss method at 10 exposure stations in India over a period of 5 years. The results of these studies demonstrated that galvanized iron, zinc and aluminium metals were several times more durable than mild steel. Compared to galvanized iron and zinc, aluminium provided superior protection in industrial and marine environment except at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT). It also offered much better resistance to corrosion in rural environments. At certain places, galvanized iron proved to be more durable than aluminium. The results obeyed well with the empirical kinetics equation of the form C = Ktn, where K and C are the corrosion losses in lm after 1 and ‘t’ years of the exposure, respectively, and ‘n’ is a constant. Based on ‘n’ values, the corrosion mechanisms of these metals are predicted. The corrosion products formed on the metal samples in Chennai marine atmosphere were identified by X-ray diffraction analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric corrosion; India; Metals; Weight loss; Statistical analysis; Kinetics; Durability factor
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2012 04:08
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2012 04:08

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