1992 Volume 41 Issue 6 Pages 393-398
All specimens as rusted, phosphated, and chemically treated with a 0.1M Na2MoO4-H3PO4 solution after wire-brush scratching were found to have the same BET type of adsorption isotherm by N2 adsorption. Their pore size distribution peaked at about 100nm radius, and then decreased abruptly until 500nm and thereafter slowly until 1500nm. The chemically treated wire-brush scratched rusted steel was small in specific surface area and in all pore volumes as compared with other specimens probably due to the formation of conversion coatings at exposed bare areas which have existed on the rusted surface or been caused by wire-brush scratching. It seems that sludges were adsorbed at these bare areas and caused pores to be partly clogged.