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Effect of Anode and Size Variations on the Cathodic Protection of Mild Steel in Sea Water and Sulphuric Acid

Loto, C. A. and Popoola, A. P. I. (2011) Effect of Anode and Size Variations on the Cathodic Protection of Mild Steel in Sea Water and Sulphuric Acid. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 6 (12). pp. 2861-2868. ISSN 1992 - 1950

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Abstract

The performance of different sizes of zinc, and aluminium galvanic anodes on the cathodic protection of mild steel in seawater and 0.2 M sulphuric acid was evaluated at ambient temperature. The magnitude of corrosion protection by the galvanic anodes was observed by weight loss method,corrosion rate calculation and potential measurement technique. It was observed that the aluminium anodes proved more effective as sacrificial anode for mild steel in seawater environment. In sulphuric acid environment, the zinc anode gave a more protective performance than aluminium anode. Potential measurement results obtained were found to correspond with the results obtained from weight loss method. For both environments, the effects of a varying cross-sectional area and the anode material on the cathodic protection of mild steel were examined

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 19:18
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 19:18
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/1495

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