Organic protective coatings and linings are widely used to prevent corrosion in industrial processes. However, the permeation of aggressive chemicals through coatings can induce failures. These are described in the literature, but rarely quantified. To measure the diffusion rates of aggressive chemicals through organic coatings, a diffusion cell was designed. The diffusion cell designed is simple, small and suitable for scaling up to a battery of cells. A concentration profile of H3O+ through epoxy coatings was achieved for sulfuric acid aqueous solutions, which can be used to estimate diffusion coefficients of H3O+. Typically, Crank’s time-lag method is used to estimate the diffusion coefficients but more complicated modelling is required for sulfuric acid solutions. Future modelling work is needed to estimate diffusion behavior of sulfuric acid.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||13th Coatings Science International Conference 2017 - Hotels van Oranje, Noordwijk, Netherlands|
Duration: 26 Jun 2017 → 30 Jun 2017
|Conference||13th Coatings Science International Conference 2017|
|Location||Hotels van Oranje|
|Period||26/06/2017 → 30/06/2017|
Wang, T., Møller, V. B., Dam-Johansen, K., Frankær, S. M., & Kiil, S. (2017). Diffusion of sulfuric acid in protective organic coatings. Abstract from 13th Coatings Science International Conference 2017, Noordwijk, Netherlands.