2017 Volume 66 Issue 3 Pages 93-98
Effect of Al ion on the structure and corrosion protection of rust layer on a carbon steel has been examined. It was found that coexistence of Al ion in atmospheric corrosion environment leads to preferential formation of α-FeOOH structure in the rust layer. Addition of Al ion into heavy-duty coating brings the structural change effect to the rust layer; that is, residual rust consisting mainly of β-FeOOH and Fe3O4 on salinity-pre-corroded carbon steel can change its structure to α-FeOOH considerably after applying the heavy-duty reactive paint coating. This change in the structure of rust layer results in higher corrosion protection properties of the reactive paint.