Photoelectrochemical cathodic protection of amorphous zinc oxide coating on hot rolled steel SS400 in a 3 wt% NaCl solution and a Na2S-NaOH solution

Authors

  • Phatchara Wipataphan Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Worapot Sripianem Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Naw Blessing Oo Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand; International Collaborative Education Program for Materials Technology, Education, and Research (ICE-Matter), ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net), Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Thanate Na Wichean Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand; Materials Innovation Center, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Boossayamas DACHBUMROONG Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand; Materials Innovation Center, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Oratai Jongprateep Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand; International Collaborative Education Program for Materials Technology, Education, and Research (ICE-Matter), ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net), Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Gasidit Panomsuwan Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand; International Collaborative Education Program for Materials Technology, Education, and Research (ICE-Matter), ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net), Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Naray Pewnim Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand; International Collaborative Education Program for Materials Technology, Education, and Research (ICE-Matter), ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net), Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Ratchatee Techapiesancharoenkij Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand; International Collaborative Education Program for Materials Technology, Education, and Research (ICE-Matter), ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net), Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, 10900, Bangkok, Thailand; Materials Innovation Center, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Keywords:

Photocathodic protection, Corrosion, Hole scavenger, Thin film, Zinc oxide

Abstract

                The photoelectrochemical cathodic protection of amorphous ZnO thin-film coating on hot rolled steel SS400, in the 3 wt% NaCl environment, was investigated. The ZnO thin film was coated on a SS400 substrate at 200℃ using the spray pyrolysis technique. The x-ray diffractometry analysis confirmed the amorphous ZnO coatings. Two different types of the electrochemical cells were used: a single-cell and a double-cell system. Two different types of the photoelectrolytic solutions were compared: (i) 0.1 M Na2S + 0.2 M NaOH and (ii) 3 wt% NaCl solution. The ZnO-coated SS400 samples were subjected to potentiostatic polarization testing under dark and UV conditions, with the immersion of either Na2S-NaOH or NaCl solution. The photoelectrochemical analysis showed that the photocathodic protection on SS400 by the ZnO coating could be demonstrated with the photoelectrolytic solution of Na2S-NaOH. The voltage was negatively shifted and the current density was increased with the UV irradiation on the ZnO coating, immersing in the Na2S-present solution. The ZnO coating was also stable in the Na2S-NaOH solution. The microstructural analyses with Optical Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscope were conducted to support the photoelecrochemical analyses.

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P. Wipataphan, “Photoelectrochemical cathodic protection of amorphous zinc oxide coating on hot rolled steel SS400 in a 3 wt% NaCl solution and a Na2S-NaOH solution”, J. Met. Mater. Miner., vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 129-142, Dec. 2021.

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