Electrochemical Studies on the Corrosion Behavior of Mild Steel in NaCl Aqueous Solutions with Zinc Ions

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Md. Saiful Islam
Masatoshi Sakairi


The corrosion behaviors of mild steel in NaCl aqueous solution with different Zn2+ concentrations have been investigated electrochemically. The immersion potentials were influenced by the presence of Zn2+ and shifted to the positive direction with increasing the Zn2+ concentration in the solutions. Zn2+ suppressed the current density in both cathodic and anodic polarization, and the inhibition effects increased with increasing the Zn2+ concentrations. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) results showed the highest charge transfer resistance in the Zn-rich solution due to the formation of Zn-layer with the steel surface. The Zn-layer thickness increased, and the area of defects in the oxide film on the steel surface decreased with increasing the Zn2+ concentration. Therefore, it was suggested that the corrosion inhibition ability of mild steel in NaCl aqueous solution significantly improved with increasing the concentration of Zn2+ in the solution.

Mild steel, corrosion, electrochemical test, polarization, EIS.

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Islam, M. S., & Sakairi, M. (2021). Electrochemical Studies on the Corrosion Behavior of Mild Steel in NaCl Aqueous Solutions with Zinc Ions. Journal of Materials Science Research and Reviews, 7(2), 1-13. Retrieved from https://journaljmsrr.com/index.php/JMSRR/article/view/30174
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