Influence of hydrostatic pressure on pitting of aluminium in sea water
Authors: Beccaria, A. M.; Poggi, G.
Source: British Corrosion Journal, Volume 20, Number 4, 1985 , pp. 183-186(4)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The effect of hydrostatic pressure on the corrosion of aluminium in sea water oj pH 8·2 containing 7ppm dissolved oxygen has been investigated at 20°C. On increasing the pressure from 1 to 300 atm, the corrosion rate increased, an effect attributable to an increase in the rate of the anodic reaction while the cathodic rate remained unchanged. The observed increased susceptibility to pitting corrosion with increasing pressure was found to correlate with the presence of increasing quantities of SO2− 4 and Cl− ions in the oxidation layer. The introduction of electron acceptors such as SO2− 4 and Cl− into n type compounds such as aluminium oxides increases the density of lattice dejects and promotes breakdown oj the barrier provided by the oxidation layer.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1985-01-01
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