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Electrochemical studies on the corrosion performance of new advanced anticorrosive pigments

Nivin M. Ahmed (Department of Polymers and Pigments, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt)
Walaa M. Abd El-Gawad (Department of Polymers and Pigments, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt)
Ahmed A. El_Shami (Housing and Building National Research Center, Giza, Egypt)
Eglal M.R. Souaya (Department of Chemistry, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt)

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 2 May 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to synthesize a series of new anticorrosive pigments using a new technique called “core-shell”. This technique is based on depositing thin surface layer of expensive, efficient anticorrosive pigment on a cheap extender. This extender forms the bulk of the new pigments. The new pigments were constructed on cores of either waste silica fume or kaolin comprising 80-85 per cent of their chemical structure, and the ferrite shell was about of 20-15 per cent. Electrochemical studies were undertaken on two series of pigments for comparison between ferrites/silica fume and ferrites/kaolin pigment to show their performance, as the shells are different.

Design/methodology/approach

The different ferrites/silica fume and ferrites/kaolin pigments were characterized using different analytical and spectrophotometric techniques, such as X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Immersion test and electrochemical impedance measurements were done in 3.5 per cent NaCl.

Findings

The tests revealed that paint films containing Sr ferrite/silica and Ca ferrite/kaolin were the most effective in corrosion prevention.

Practical implications

Silica fumes have a large array of uses. These pigments can be applied in various industries such as painting, wooding coating, anti-corruption coating, powder coating, architectural paint and waterproof paints. Treated kaolin can be applied in many industries besides pigment manufacture and paint formulations; it can be applied as a reinforcing filler in rubber, plastics and ceramic composites.

Originality/value

The new pigments are considered ecofriendly materials, because using them converts a waste product and a natural ore to useful marketable product, leading to reducing cost and saving the environment at the same time.

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Citation

Ahmed, N.M., Abd El-Gawad, W.M., El_Shami, A.A. and Souaya, E.M.R. (2017), "Electrochemical studies on the corrosion performance of new advanced anticorrosive pigments", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 46 No. 3, pp. 181-193. https://doi.org/10.1108/PRT-05-2016-0060

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