Study on Accelerated Corrosion Electrochemical Behavior of Q235B Steel in Sea Water
In order to study the corrosion behavior of Q235B steel in seawater at Weihai, the indoor simulated and accelerated corrosion test is carried out by adding H2O2 in seawater. Tafel polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques are employed to investigate the corrosion electrochemical behavior of Q235B steel. Polarization curves and EIS are acquired by electrochemical workstation. From polarization curves, it is found that the corrosion rate rises rapidly during the initial period, and it becomes highest on the 3rd day, then drops, and tends to be stable after about 15 days. After that, the corrosion rate reduces slowly due to the covering effect of corrosion products, and then the conclusion is confirmed by EIS analysis. Analytical results indicate that the rust layer plays a positive role of hindering the corrosion process.
Y. Liu et al., "Study on Accelerated Corrosion Electrochemical Behavior of Q235B Steel in Sea Water", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 40-43, 2012