Singh, D D N and Ghosh, Rita and Singh, B K (2002) Fluoride induced corrosion of steel rebars in contact with alkaline solutions, cement slurry and concrete mortars. Corrosion Science, 44 (8). pp. 1713-1735.
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Corrosion behaviour of mild steel rebars has been studied in contact with 0.01 N NaOH, saturated lime water, cement slurry and embedded mortars having different concentrations of fluoride ions. Weight-loss, electrochemical DC cyclic polarisation and polarisation resistance, surface topographic and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques have been used to investigate the effects of fluoride ion on the corrosion behaviour of the material. Under all the conditions of the exposure it is observed that a low content of fluoride (25 ppm) in the corrodent has deleterious action on the performance of the steel, where as at its higher content (100 ppm) the ion has rather an inhibiting effect on corrosion rate. XRD studies of the corrosion product accumulated on the steel surface in the presence of fluoride ion indicate the predominance of magnetite oxide phase. Accelerating effect of the ion is observed to be due to depolarisation of cathodic reaction of the corrosion process. Observations show that in accelerating range of fluoride (25 ppm) it has almost double corrosive effect than noted for equal concentration of chloride ion.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Fluoride induced corrosion; Steel; Rebar corrosion; Corrosion due to chloride/fluoride; Cement slurry|
|Divisions:||Corrosion and Surface Engineering|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||23 Nov 2009 16:04|
|Last Modified:||09 Feb 2012 12:33|
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