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Corrosion performance of nanocomposite coatings in moist SO2 environment.

Kasar, A.K., Bhutta, M.U., Khan, Z. A. and Menezes, P.L., 2020. Corrosion performance of nanocomposite coatings in moist SO2 environment. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 106, 4769-4776.

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DOI: 10.1007/s00170-020-04949-z


This paper presents a study of corrosion behavior of electrodeposited Ni, Ni-Al2O3, Ni-ZrO2, and Ni-Graphene (Gr) coatings in moist SO2 environment. Nanocomposite coatings were deposited on steel substrate by pulse electrodeposition technique with an average thickness of 9 ± 1 μm. Coatings were characterized by using nanoindentation and scratch tests to measure their mechanical properties prior to conducting corrosion tests. The corrosion resistance of coatings was evaluated according to G87-02 Method B, employing SO2 cyclic spray in the presence of moisture followed by drying. The results indicated that the addition of nanoparticles is beneficial both for enhancing mechanical properties and improving the corrosion resistance of these coatings. Higher surface corrosion resistance was observed for Ni-Gr coating. Corrosion behavior of coating was also quantified by open circuit potential measurement in 0.5 M H2SO4 environment. The results suggest that the nanocomposite Ni coatings have improved corrosion resistance compared to pure Ni coating. This work will bring significant impacts in terms of industrial applications such as architectural, automotive and marine industries in the presence of S-pollutants because it can cause corrosion either due to acid rain or by the reaction of moisture with dry deposition of Sulfur.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:electrodeposition; Ni coating; nanocomposite coating; moist SO2 environment
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33247
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:17 Jan 2020 14:07
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:19


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