Simultaneous measurements of corrosion potential and hydrogen permeation current in atmospheric corrosion of steel

Saya Ajito, Eiji Tada, Azusa Ooi, Atsushi Nishikata

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Abstract

To investigate hydrogen absorption behavior into carbon steel during corrosion in an aqueous sodium chloride (NaCl) droplet, a simultaneous measurement system of the corrosion potential, Ecorr and hydrogen permeation current, iper was developed using the Kelvin probe (KP) technique and the Devanathan-Stachurski (DS) method, respectively. This system outputs the interrelation between corrosion and hydrogen absorption into steel throughout the drying process of an NaCl droplet. Our results showed that hydrogen absorption into the steel occurred when the Ecorr shifted in less noble direction under wet conditions, and ceased at a higher potential of Ecorr when the steel surface dried up. Based on the results of the transients of the iper, the amount of hydrogen absorbed during the drying of the NaCl droplet increased with NaCl concentration, which was attributed to the negative shift of the Ecorr. Furthermore, the amount of hydrogen absorbed within one wet-dry cycle changed with the number of cycles, due to the expansion of the corroded area and the formation of iron rust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1659-1666
Number of pages8
JournalIsij International
Volume59
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Devanathan-Stachurski method
  • Hydrogen absorption
  • Iron rust
  • Kelvin probe
  • Thin electrolyte layer
  • Wet-dry cycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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