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Coatings 2019, 9(2), 135; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9020135

Corrosiveness of Palm Biodiesel in Gray Cast Iron Coated by Thermoreactive Diffusion Vanadium Carbide (VC) Coating

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Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá 111321, Colombia
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Faculty of Engineering, Coordination of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad ECCI, Bogotá 111311, Colombia
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Received: 13 January 2019 / Revised: 11 February 2019 / Accepted: 18 February 2019 / Published: 20 February 2019
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Abstract

Palm biodiesel is a currently used biofuel, principally as an additive or substitute of diesel fuel in vehicular internal combustion engines. In the present work, vanadium carbide (VC) coatings were deposited on gray cast iron (GCI) using the thermoreactive diffusion process (TRD) to evaluate the corrosiveness of palm biodiesel and compare it with gray cast iron corrosion behavior. VC coated and uncoated gray cast iron samples were tested by immersion corrosion tests (291 K and 313 K), cyclic oxidation test (CO), and the electrochemical impedance spectrometry test (EIS). The corrosion test showed the reduction of the corrosion rate for the VC coating when compared to gray cast iron. EIS tests of coated samples showed higher values of polarization resistance when compared with uncoated gray cast iron samples. Results confirmed that while biodiesel was more corrosive than diesel on both coated and uncoated gray cast iron, the VC coating was efficient in protecting the substrate exposed to both fuels. View Full-Text
Keywords: biodiesel corrosion; gray cast iron; VC coating; thermoreactive diffusion TRD biodiesel corrosion; gray cast iron; VC coating; thermoreactive diffusion TRD
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Amaya, A.; Piamba, O.; Olaya, J. Corrosiveness of Palm Biodiesel in Gray Cast Iron Coated by Thermoreactive Diffusion Vanadium Carbide (VC) Coating. Coatings 2019, 9, 135.

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