Palraj, S. and Venkatachari, G. (2007) Corrosion behaviour of copper in mandapam seawater. Indian Journal of Chemical Tcchnology, 14. pp. 29-33. ISSN National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources

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The corrosion characteristics of copper were investigated in the palk bay waters of the Mandapam coast, India ovcr a period of a year. Tilis work comprises both field exposure as well as laboratory studies. The expcrimental mcthod included determination of corrosion rate by weight loss measurement and analysis of the corrosion products by x-ray diffraction. The XRD analysis of the products on copper threw more light on the nature of the oxide film formed and their impact on the overall corrosion rate/bio fouling of the material. The effect of biofilm on corrosion behaviour of copper was investigated by Tafel polarization and impedance techniques. The annual (oct'96-sep'97) corrosion rate of copper was 0.045 mmpy with no fouling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: I3iofouling; Corrosion; Impedance; Polarization; Copper; Seawater
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 11:33
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2012 11:33

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