Fabrication and Characterization of Silicon Dioxide-Reinforced Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Coating for Corrosion Protection of Galvanized Iron

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The present work highlights the significance of nanocomposite coatings for their ease of processing and applicability in combating corrosion. Ongoing research is dedicated to the development of an effective nanocomposite hydrophobic coating. A hydrophobic nanocomposite coating was deposited on galvanized iron (GI) using a sol-gel route with polymethylsiloxane (PDMS) reinforced with nano-SiO2. Surface morphology and chemical composition analysis, conducted with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDAX) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), revealed the coating’s structural and compositional attributes. The resulting hydrophobic coating exhibits a water contact angle (WCA) of 104.1°, indicating a 30.45% increase compared to bare GI. Subsequent to these characterizations, the adhesion of the coated GI, rated as 4B per ASTM D3359, is followed by commendable resistance to corrosion, as evidenced by electrochemical tests. The corrosion rate for the coated GI sheet is notably low, at 62.78 × 10−3 mpy, underscoring its anti-corrosive efficacy.
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https://doi.org/10.4271/05-17-04-0022
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10
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Kumar, P., Ramesh, M., and Doddamani, M., "Fabrication and Characterization of Silicon Dioxide-Reinforced Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Coating for Corrosion Protection of Galvanized Iron,"https://doi.org/10.4271/05-17-04-0022.
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Jul 03
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05-17-04-0022
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Journal Article
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English