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Electrochemical investigations on the corrosion behaviour of reinforcing steel in diatomite- and zeolite-containing concrete exposed to sulphuric acid
Corrosion is a major concern for most structural applications. Its detrimental effect significantly reduces the life of metallic components. This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation of corrosion in the steel reinforcement of concrete samples having three different substituents: 20% diatomite, 20% zeolite, and a reference without zeolite or diatomite. All concrete specimens were subjected to a solution of...
Comprehensive study on graphene hydrogels and aerogels synthesis and their ability of gold nanoparticles adsorption
Graphene hydrogels were prepared by ascorbic acid-assisted gelation of graphene oxide (GO) aqueous suspensions both in acidic and basic conditions. Different mass ratio of ascorbic acid (AA) to GO was used (namely 20:1 and 10:1). In order to eliminate the influence of AA on the final structure of hydrogels, samples without AA were prepared by a hydrothermal gelation of GO in an autoclave. An in-depth structural characterization...
Simultaneous impedance and volumetric studies and additionally potentiodynamic polarization measurements of molasses as a carbon steel corrosion inhibitor in 1M hydrochloric acid solution
The inhibition effect of molasses on the corrosion of low carbon steel in 1M hydrochloric acid solution was investigated by volumetric and electrochemical measurements. Potentiodynamic polarization and dynamic electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (DEIS) results were obtained and compared with to those, obtained with the hydrogen evolution technique. All results indicate that molasses functioned as a good inhibitor in 1M hydrochloric...
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