Palraj, S. and Venkatachari, G. (2006) Corrosion and bio fouling characteristics of mild steel in Mandapam waters. Materials Performance, 45 (6). pp. 46-50. ISSN 0094-1492

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The corrosion and biofouling characteristics of mild steel were investigated in the waters of the Mandapam coast of India over a year's time. Field exposure and laboratory studies were conducted. Corrosion rates were measured by gravimetric and Tafel polarization. Algae and barnacles were the dominant fouling species. Corrosion products were analyzed by x-ray diffraction and surface analysis by scanning electron microscopy. The effect of micro- and macrofouling on the corrosion rate was investigated. The annual corrosion rate of mild steel was 0.152 mmpy with a fouling load of 0.89 kg/m2.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 12:03
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