This study is focused on the evaluation of the electrochemical behavior of three distinct Alp/Sip composites (i.e., 2.5 wt%, 5.0 wt%, and 7.5 wt% Si). In contrast to the stirring casting process, the composites are produced using both Al and Si powders (i.e., mixing, compacting, and sintering). The samples are immersed in a stagnant and naturally aerated biodiesel + ethanol blend, using lithium perchlorate (LiClO4) as a supporting electrolyte, at 25°C. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy diagrams and equivalent circuits are analyzed and discussed. The densification levels and Si content affect the corrosion resistance responses. A “recovery” in the corrosion behavior in terms of impedance parameters of Al/7.5 Si composite is attained.
Silicon Content Affecting Corrosion Behavior of Alp/Sip Composites in a Biodiesel Blend
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Rodrigo S. Bonatti, Yuri A. Meyer, Giovana S. Padilha, Ausdinir D. Bortolozo, Wislei R. Osório; Silicon Content Affecting Corrosion Behavior of Alp/Sip Composites in a Biodiesel Blend. CORROSION 1 December 2020; 76 (12): 1109–1121. doi: https://doi.org/10.5006/3524
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