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Lauurence Boucher, John Riley, Burtron Davis, Alberto Saques

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Department of Chemistry

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Master of Science


The Potentiodynamic corrosion measuring technique is an electrochemical analytical method which measures corrosion rates of a metal exposed to a corrosive environment.

The corrosion characteristics of carbon steel A1044 in aqueous solutions of aniline hydrochloride,simulating a coal liquid wash water, were determined by this method. The effects of solution velocity and oxygen concentration on the system were also determined.

A bimodal corrosion rate effect was observed in deaerated solutions of 1000 and 5000 ppm chloride as aniline hydrochloride. This effect was interpreted to be the result of the formation of a film on the surface of the specimen.


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