Dernière mise à jour le : 20 janvier 2014

Corrosion and runoff rates of Cu and three Cu-alloys in marine environments with increasing chloride deposition rate


Bare copper sheet and three commercial Cu-based alloys, Cu15Zn, Cu4Sn and Cu5Al5Zn, have been exposed to four test sites in Brest, France, with strongly varying chloride deposition rates. The corrosion rates of all four materials decrease continuously with distance from the coast, i.e. with decreasing chloride load, and in the following order: Cu4Sn > Cu sheet > Cu15Zn > Cu5Al5Zn. The patina on all materials was composed of two main layers, Cu2O as the inner layer and Cu2(OH)3Cl as the outer layer, and with a discontinuous presence of CuCl in between. Additional minor patina constituents are SnO2(Cu4Sn), Zn5(OH)6(CO3)2(Cu15Zn and Cu5Al5Zn) and Zn6Al2(OH)16CO3?4H2O/Zn2Al(OH)6Cl?2H2O/Zn5Cl2(OH)8?H2O and Al2O3(Cu5Al5Zn). The observed Zn-and Zn/Al-containing corrosion products might be important factors for the lower sensitivity of Cu15Zn and Cu5A15Zn against chloride-induced atmospheric corrosion compared with Cu sheet and Cu4Sn. Decreasing corrosion rates with exposure time were observed for all materials and chloride loads and attributed to an improved adherence with time of the outer patina to the underlying inner oxide. Flaking of the outer patina layer was mainly observed on Cu4Sn and Cu sheet and associated with the gradual transformation of CuCl to Cu2(OH)3Cl of larger volume. After three years only Cu5Al5Zn remains lustrous because of a patina compared with the other materials that appeared brownish-reddish. Significantly lower release rates of metals compared with corresponding corrosion rates were observed for all materials. Very similar release rates of copper from all four materials were observed during the fifth year of marine exposure due to an outer surface patina that with time revealed similar constituents and solubility properties.


keyboard_arrow_right Titre : Corrosion and runoff rates of Cu and three Cu-alloys in marine environments with increasing chloride deposition rate
keyboard_arrow_right Type de documentation : Rapports
keyboard_arrow_right Auteur(s) personne(s) : LEYGRAF Christofer, HERTING Gunilla, LE BOZEC Nathalie, GOIDANICH Sara, XIAN ZHANG , WALLINDER Inger Odnevall
keyboard_arrow_right Date de publication : 20 janvier 2014
keyboard_arrow_right Nombre de pages : 681-694
keyboard_arrow_right Editeur(s) : Elsevier
keyboard_arrow_right Tags thématiques : chlorure, zone côtière, cuivre, corrosion, métal
keyboard_arrow_right Localisation : BREST
keyboard_arrow_right Langue : Anglais

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