Effect of Nano-Ceria on Physiognomies of Aluminum-5% Zinc Sacrificial Anode
Sacrificial anodes possessing higher electrochemical efficiency is the demand of marine, oil and gas industries. Due to high energy capability and long life light weight aluminum based anodes are more favorable as compare to magnesium and zinc based anodes to protect the engineering structures from corrosion. In present study an attempt was made to develop Al-5% Zn based composite with nano-ceria. The effect of nano-ceria on physiognomies of Al-5% Zn anode was determined through weight loss, CPR (Corrosion Penetration Rate) and emf study in CCP (Close Circuit Potential) conditions. The results indicated that by incorporating the ceria in the matrix of Al-5% Zn anode the corrosion inhibition efficiency and hardness were increased significantly.