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Performance Evaluation Effect of Nb2O5 Particulate on the Microstructural, Wear and Anti-corrosion Resistance of Zn–Nb2O5 Coatings on Mild Steel for Marine Application

Oluyori, T. and Olorunniwo, O. E. and Fayomi, O. S. I and Atanda, P. O. and Popoola, A. P. I. (2017) Performance Evaluation Effect of Nb2O5 Particulate on the Microstructural, Wear and Anti-corrosion Resistance of Zn–Nb2O5 Coatings on Mild Steel for Marine Application. J Bio Tribo Corros, 3 (51).

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Abstract

In this study, we developed Zn–Nb2O5 composite coatings from sulfate bath for wear and corrosion performance on mild steel by electrodeposition technique. The effect of Nb2O5 particulate on the Zn–Nb2O5 properties was investigated. The particle volume fraction was varied within between 10 and 20 wt%. The structural properties of the composite coatings were characterized using scanning electron microscope equipped with energy-dispersive spectrometer. The hardness and wear of the composite coating were measured with diamond base microhardness indenter tester and sliding CETR reciprocating wear testers, respectively. The corrosion properties were examined in 3.65% NaCl using AUTOLAB 101 Metrohm potentiostat–galvanostat with linear polarization technique. The results showed that average hardness value of 192.6 and 200.6 HV and passivation potential of 4.39E?08 and 5.30E?08(X) were obtained for the 10–20 wt% Nb2O5 particulate on the Zn–Nb2O5 coatings. The wear performance improves by 63.4% as against the control sample. In all, this study established that up to 20 wt% of Nb2O5 in Zn–Nb2O5 composite coating significant corrosion, wear and microhardness propagation resistance of mild steel was attained.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zn–Nb2O5 coatings � Nanocomposite � Microstructure � Corrosion � Wear
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: 07 Nov 2017 12:11
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 12:11
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9615

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