Effect of Zn addition on corrosion resistance of Cu-10Ni alloy in clean and sulphide contaminated seawater

Vipin Tandon, Awanikumar P. Patil, Ankur Bansod

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Abstract

Cu-10Ni alloy has an outstanding resistance to corrosion in seawater due to formation of protective Cu2O film. However, in presence of S2− ions, it suffers accelerated corrosion. The present paper investigates the corrosion behaviour of Cu-10Ni, Cu-10Ni-6Zn and Cu-10Ni-12Zn alloys using weight loss, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarisation technique. The experiments were performed in clean seawater and sulphide contaminated seawater. The Cu-10Ni-6Zn and Cu-10Ni-12Zn alloys were found to exhibit lower corrosion rate than Cu-10Ni alloy in clean and sulphide contaminated seawater. Lower corrosion rate of Zn containing alloys in clean seawater is attributed to the incorporation of Zn2+ ions in Cu2O lattice. Lower corrosion rate of Zn containing alloys sulphide contaminated seawater is attributed to formation of ZnS in the film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Metallurgical Quarterly
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03-04-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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