The Influence of pH Values on Corrosion Properties of 316L Stainless Steel in Simulated Circulating Cooling Water
Effects of pH values on corrosion properties of 316L stainless steel were investigated to clarify the usability of 316L SS in circulating cooling water system. The polarization, EIS and Mott-Schottky measurements showed the superior corrosion resistance of 316L SS in the simulated cooling water solution with NaCl+Na2SO4. The Fe hydroxides and oxides products resulted in the passive film of 316L SS thicker during the cooling water convection, as the pH increased from 6.5 to 9.0.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
X. Q. Cheng et al., "The Influence of pH Values on Corrosion Properties of 316L Stainless Steel in Simulated Circulating Cooling Water", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 1103-1106, 2011