Chelant enhanced passivation of carbon steel in deoxygenated alkaline aqueous solutions
Authors: Joshi, P. S.; Venkateswaran, G.; Venkateswarlu, K. S.
Source: British Corrosion Journal, Volume 27, Number 3, 1992 , pp. 200-206(7)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The passivation characteristics of carbon steel surfaces at 473 K in the presence of certain chelating agents such as NTA DTP A, and HEDTA are described. The relative impacts of these chelants on the passivation process are evaluated by using base metal loss, soluble and insoluble iron concentrations in the mediums SEM studies of the topography of the surface coatings, and electrochemical investigations of the protection afforded by the oxide coating. The results have been compared with the passivation behaviour obtained under simple alkaline pH (LiOH) treatment (without chelating agents) and that previously obtained in the presence of EDTA. It is found that at 473 K, the presence of these complexing agents greatly increases the base metal loss, although a lower base metal loss is observed with LiOH. but the oxide film formed is more protective than the one formed under LiOR or EDTA treatments. The morphology of the coatings formed under complexing conditions has revealed highly developed crystallite faces on the outer surface layer. It is concluded that at 473 K passivation by LiOR is preferred to that given by the chelants.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1992-01-01
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