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|Title:||Corrosion behaviour of copper in mandapam seawater|
|Series/Report no.:||C23F11/00, C23F15/00|
|Abstract:||The corrosion characteristics of copper were investigated in the palk bay waters of the Mandapam coast, India over a period of a year. This work comprises both field exposure as well as laboratory studies. The experimental method 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.|
|Appears in Collections:||IJCT Vol.14(1) [January 2007]|
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