Corrosion Behavior of Metallic Materials in Ethanol-Gasoline Alternative Fuels
Corrosion performances of several metallic materials (Al6061 and Al319 alloys, 304 stainless steel and grey cast iron) in the ethanol-gasoline alternative fuels were investigated. Cyclic potentiodynamic polarization tests were used to study their corrosion behavior. Anodizing and plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) techniques were used to produce oxide coatings on the Al6061 and Al319 alloys, and the corrosion properties of these coatings in the alternative fuel environments were also evaluated. The results showed that, the 304 stainless steel, Al6061 and the coating materials are compatible with the alternative fuels. The oxide coatings on both Al alloys provided effective corrosion protection in the alternative fuel environments.
Yafang Han et al.
X. Nie et al., "Corrosion Behavior of Metallic Materials in Ethanol-Gasoline Alternative Fuels", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 546-549, pp. 1093-1100, 2007