Print Email Facebook Twitter Inhibition of corrosion of zinc by Cr(VI)and Cr(III) treatments Title Inhibition of corrosion of zinc by Cr(VI)and Cr(III) treatments Author Zhang, X. van den Bos, C. Hovestad, A. Terryn, H. de Wit, J.H.W. TNO Industrie en Techniek Publication year 2007 Abstract The corrosion behavior of Cr(VI) and Cr(III) treated zinc has been studied using scanning Kelvin probe (SKP), potentiodynamic polarization and elctrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The Volta potentials measured on the Cr(VI) or the CR(III)-A treated zinc area by SKP in a humid chamber are more negative than on the untreated zinc area, which is in agreement with their corrosion potential measured in 0.01 M NaCl solution. The polarization resistance measurements show that both the Cr(VI) and the Cr(III) coatings can decrease the corrosion rate of zinc. The Cr(III)-B coating is thicker than the Cr(III)-A coating, and its corrosion resistance is greater than that of the Cr(III)-A coating. However, the inhibition of the corrosion of zinc by Cr(IV) coating is more effective than by the Cr(III) coatings. Pt and Zn electrodes in NaCl solution with and without dichromate were also investigated. The results show that the Cr(VI) coatings can protect zinc in two ways: as a barrier layer and as a passivating inhibitor ("self-healing" effect). Subject MaterialsChromate conversion coatingCorrosionKelvin probeXPSZinc To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:19c1f275-0984-48f4-b48a-21cd22bc0e8e TNO identifier 445785 Publisher Elsevier, Amsterdam ISBN 9781845693657 Source Innovative pre-treatment techniques to prevent corrosion of metallic surfaces Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.