Special Issue "Corrosion of Nonferrous Metals and Their Alloys"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion and Materials Degradation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Wojciech J. Nowak
Guest Editor
Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics,. Rzeszow University of Technology, Powstancow Warszawy 12, 35-959 Rzeszow, Poland
Interests: materials science; engineering, chemistry; chemical engineering; Ni-base alloys; high-temperature corrosion; oxidation resistant coatings; TBC systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue “Corrosion of Nonferrous Metals and Their Alloys” will address advances in materials science, processing, characterization, technology development, and corrosion testing of various nonferrous metals and their alloys. Presently, the most commonly used alloy families are Fe-based alloys due to their availability. The elements made of Fe-based alloys can be relatively easily fabricated, reveal relatively good mechanical properties, and their production is economically advantageous. However, these alloys are very severely damaged due to their corrosion both at low and especially at high temperature. Therefore, to increase the durability of construction elements and limit the wastage of metallic components due to their corrosion, it is necessary to implement nonferrous metals and their alloys which usually possess much better corrosion resistance as compared to ferrous materials. Therefore, authors are invited to submit original research articles dealing with all types of corrosion processes of any kind of nonferrous metals and their alloys. Moreover, articles describing the lowering of corrosion rate, corrosion kinetics, mechanisms behind the corrosion processes or methods of improving corrosion resistance by implementing nonferrous coatings are welcome as well. The submitted articles can describe all types of corrosion, including wet corrosion, high temperature oxidation, hot corrosion, etc.

Dr.  Wojciech J. Nowak
Guest Editor

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  • Nonferrous metals and alloys
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Corrosion-resistant coatings
  • Corrosion kinetics
  • Mechanisms of corrosion

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Pentavalent Vanadium Species as Potential Corrosion Inhibitors of Al2Cu Intermetallic Phase in the Sulfuric(VI) Acid Solutions
Materials 2020, 13(8), 1946; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13081946 - 21 Apr 2020
The objective of this work was to test vanadium isopolyoxoanions as potential corrosion inhibitors of the intermetallic phase Al2Cu in sulfuric acid solutions at pH = 1.3 and 2.5. The intermetallic was melted in an electric arc furnace. Its phase composition [...] Read more.
The objective of this work was to test vanadium isopolyoxoanions as potential corrosion inhibitors of the intermetallic phase Al2Cu in sulfuric acid solutions at pH = 1.3 and 2.5. The intermetallic was melted in an electric arc furnace. Its phase composition was confirmed using X-ray diffraction, light microscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. Then Al2Cu corrosion kinetics was studied. Chemical composition of the solution after corrosion was determined using inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy. The surface of corroded specimens was analyzed using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Subsequent electrochemical studies involved determination of open-circuit potential, electrochemical impedance spectra, and polarization curves. It was found that the Al2Cu phase corrodes selectively and vanadium isopolyoxoanions increase this process both at pH = 1.3 and 2.5 with two exceptions. Corrosion inhibition was observed for 100 and 200 mM of Na3VO4 at pH 1.3, with inhibition efficiency 78% and 62% respectively, due to precipitation of V2O5. Full article
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