Electrochemical Evaluation on Corrosion Resistance of Anti-corrosive Paints

  • Moon, Kyung-Man (Dept of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Korea Maritime Univ.) ;
  • Lee, Myung-Hoon (Dept. of Marine System Engineering, Korea, Maritime Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Yun-Hae (Dept of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Korea Maritime Univ.)
  • Published : 2009.05.31


It has been observed that coated steel structures are rapidly deteriorated than designed lifetime due to acid rain caused by air pollution etc.. Therefore improvement of corrosion resistance of anti-corrosive paint is very important in terms of safety and economic point of view. In this study corrosion resistance for five kinds of anti-corrosive paints including acryl, fluorine and epoxy resin series were investigated with electrochemical methods such as corrosion potential, polarization curves, impedance and cyclic voltammogram measurements etc.. There were somewhat good relationships between values measured by electrochemical methods such as corrosion current density obtained by cathodic and anodic polarization curves, value of impedance estimated with AC impedance, and polarization resistance on the cyclic voltammogram, for example, corrosion current density was decreased with increasing of values of impedance and polarization resistance on the cyclic voltammogram. However their relationships between corrosion current density and corrosion potential were not well coincided each other. Consequently it is considered that although a corrosion potential of F101 of fuoric resin series shifted to negative direction than other anti-corrosive paints, its corrosion resistance, indicating on the cathodic and anodic polarization curves, AC impedance curves and cyclic voltammogram, was the most superior to other paints, whereas A100 containing arcylic resin showed a relatively poor corrosion resistance compared to other paints.


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