海水中でのSUS304ステンレス鋼の自然浸漬電位におよぼす照度の影響 [in Japanese] Effect of Luminous Intensity on Open-Circuit Potentials for SUS304 Stainless Steel in Natural Sea Water [in Japanese]
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It has been well known that the activity of microorganisms in corrosive environment has responsibility for an acceleration of corrosion rate of metallic materials. Therefore, the factors such as illuminous intensity which affects the degree of microorganisms activity can be thought to be associated with corrosion behavior of metallic materials. In this study, the effect of illumination on open-circuit potential (<i>E</i><sub>OCP</sub>) of SUS 304 stainless steel in natural sea water was investigated. Experimental results showed that <i>E</i><sub>OCP</sub> became ennobled with a decrease in illumination, and the response of <i>E</i><sub>OCP</sub> to illumination changes was rather rapid. The maximum range of <i>E</i><sub>OCP</sub> change was about 200mV with the illumination varying between 0 lx (dark) and 18000 lx. In addition, it was found that the catholic current on Pt electrode at 0V vs. SSE in natural sea water raised with an increase in illumination. Perturbations of <i>E</i><sub>OCP</sub> and catholic current with the luminous intensity were observed at the earliest stage of marine biofilm formation on the surface. It was suggested that the differences in luminous intensity on the stainless steel enhanced the possibility of localized corrosion in natural sea water.
Zairyo-to-Kankyo 51(4), 161-164, 2002-04-15
Japan Society of Corrosion Engineering