Study on Cleaning the Surface of Stainless Steel 316 Using Plasma Electrolysis Technology
AbstractThis research utilizes a plasma electrolysis technique to clean the surface of stainless steel 316. The resulting microstructure enhances the self-cleaning properties of the stainless steel surface. The position of the cathode electrode is varied to enlarge the total surface being processed and achieves a uniform processing surface. We propose a self-made plasma electrolysis reaction system supplemented with a 3-axis platform to control the speed at which the cathode electrode moves. The electrolyte is an aqueous solution of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and water. We obtain the optimal parameters for applied voltage, moving speed of the specimen at the cathode, and electrode distance using a one-factor-at-a-time experimental approach to achieve uniform distribution of the surface microstructure. We then observe and measure surface micrographs showing the surface roughness of the specimens after experiments, using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and an atomic force microscope (AFM). The contact angle is experimentally proven to be greater than 100°, indicating that the surface is hydrophobic. View Full-Text
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Lin, A.-D.; Kung, C.-L.; Hsieh, W.-C.; Hsu, C.-M.; Chen, C.-Y. Study on Cleaning the Surface of Stainless Steel 316 Using Plasma Electrolysis Technology. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1060.
Lin A-D, Kung C-L, Hsieh W-C, Hsu C-M, Chen C-Y. Study on Cleaning the Surface of Stainless Steel 316 Using Plasma Electrolysis Technology. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(7):1060.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lin, Ah-Der; Kung, Chi-Liang; Hsieh, Wei-Chen; Hsu, Chao-Ming; Chen, Cheng-Yi. 2018. "Study on Cleaning the Surface of Stainless Steel 316 Using Plasma Electrolysis Technology." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 7: 1060.
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