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Effect of some process variables on zinc coated low carbon steel substrates

Popoola, A. P. I. and Fayomi, O. S. I (2011) Effect of some process variables on zinc coated low carbon steel substrates. Scientific Research and Essays, 6 (20). pp. 4264-4272. ISSN 1992-2248 ©2011

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This work investigates the effect of some essential plating variable of zinc electro-deposition on low carbon steel substrates. The variation of plating parameter, the depth of immersion, distance between the anode and the cathode on voltage, plating time and coating thickness was considered. The steel substrates were immersed into solution of zinc electroplating bath for varying voltage between 0.5 and 1.0 V. It was discovered that the sample plated at 0.8 V for 20 min gave the best plating properties and it was also observed that increase in applied voltage, plating time, depth of immersion and decrease in distance of the object (cathode) from the anode increases weight gained. Microstructural studies with SEM/OPM however, revealed fine grained deposit of the deposited zinc and the inclusion of addition agent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Substrate, electroplating, coating, zinc anode, weight gain, plating variables
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: 05 Oct 2017 11:47
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 11:47

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