Enhancement of corrosion protection of low nickel austenitic stainless steel by electroactive polyimide-CuO composites coating in chloride environment
Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials
Article publication date: 9 August 2019
Issue publication date: 17 October 2019
The purpose of this study is to improve the anticorrosion performance of low nickel stainless steel (AISI 201) in 3.5% NaCl by electroactive polyimide/copper oxide (EPI/CuO) composites coating.
Electroactive polyimide/copper oxide (EPI/CuO) composites were prepared by oxidative coupling polymerization followed by thermal imidization method.
The functional and structural properties of composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transmission infra-red and ultra violet-visible spectroscopy and the surface topography was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscope analysis and anticorrosion performance in 3.5 Wt.% NaCl was evaluated by electrochemical techniques. The obtained results of electrochemical techniques measurement indicated that the composites coated samples give better corrosion protection against attacking electrolyte.
The ever-increasing price of nickel (Ni) is driving the industries to use low-Ni austenitic stainless steels (ASSs). However, it exhibits relatively poor corrosion resistance as compared with conventional Cr-Ni ASSs. Nonetheless, its corrosion resistance can be enhanced by polymeric (electroactive polyimide [EPI]) coating. CuO particles exhibit the hydrophobic properties and can be used as inorganic filler to incorporate in EPI to further enhance the corrosion protection. The present research paper is beneficial for industries to use low-cost AISI 201, enhance its corrosion resistance and replace the use of costly conventional Cr-Ni ASSs.
Malav, J.K., Rathod, R.C., Tandon, V. and Patil, A.P. (2019), "Enhancement of corrosion protection of low nickel austenitic stainless steel by electroactive polyimide-CuO composites coating in chloride environment", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 66 No. 6, pp. 774-781. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-01-2019-2057
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