The initial release of zinc and aluminum from non-treated Galvalume and the formation of corrosion products in chloride containing media
2011 (English)In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 258, no 10, 4351-4359 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study explores the initial release of zinc and aluminum from non-treated Galvalume and the parallel formation of corrosion products when exposed to synthetic seawater and rainwater of different chloride content. Comparisons were made with long-term field exposures at non-sheltered marine conditions. Observed release rates from short-term conditions agree qualitatively with the long-term findings with a selective release of zinc over aluminum. The release and corrosion processes were intertwined through the formation of corrosion products with properties that influence the long-term release process. Prior to exposure, Al2O3 dominated the entire surface, and was subject to local destruction upon interaction with chloride ions. As a consequence Al2O3 was gradually replaced and covered by zinc-rich corrosion products primarily in interdendritic areas during the first year of marine exposure. This was followed by the gradual formation and integration of aluminum-rich corrosion products, reflected by an increased zinc release rate during the first year, followed by a gradually decreased rate during subsequent years. The importance of Al2O3 was also evident in deaerated synthetic rainwater or seawater, where the formation of Al2O3 was presumably hindered. In synthetic rain water this resulted in a higher ratio between released aluminum and zinc compared with non-deaerated conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 258, no 10, 4351-4359 p.
Galvalume, Metal release, Corrosion products, Chlorides
Other Chemistry Topics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-81529DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.12.112ISI: 000300991400022ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84862826864OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-81529DiVA: diva2:497584
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QC 201204022012-02-102012-02-102014-09-15Bibliographically approved