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Anti-Corrosion Properties and Structural Characteristics of Fabricated Ternary Coatings

Fayomi, O. S. I and Popoola, A. P. I. (2015) Anti-Corrosion Properties and Structural Characteristics of Fabricated Ternary Coatings. Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry, 51 (1). pp. 76-84. ISSN 1068-3755

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In this paper deposition of zinc (Zn)–cobalt (Co) particles and the titanium IV oxide composite (TiO2) by electro deposition in a single electrolyte bath was studied. Zinc coatings modified with cobalt and titanium IV oxide incorporation were produced using optimized process parameters. Morphological and micro structural properties of the fabricated coatings were characterized by an X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and a scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM/EDS). Mechanical characteristics of the coatings were evaluated by a high impact diamond based Dura Scan micro hardness tester. The corrosion resistance properties were determined with the VA 669 PG STAT 101 using the linear potentiodynamic polarization method. As a result, it was found that the deposition of admixed Zn–Co sub micron sized TiO2 composite particles was successful. A better interfacial interaction was found to exist between the based particulate and the composite. Structural comparison of the deposited coatings with SEM, optical microscope and atomic force microscope images revealed that the homogenous grain structure was formed. Corrosion resistance increased significantly and, in addition, a better micromechanical behavior of the coatings wasattained by changing the parameters and content of Co and TiO2 particulates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: interface, anti-corrosion, reinforcement, structural characterization
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2018 11:14
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2018 11:14

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