Journal of
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Chem. Eng. Mater. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6605
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCEMS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 80

Full Length Research Paper

Application of statistical technique to the analysis of passivation of Al - Zn alloy systems in brine

E. Chinedu Ekuma
  • E. Chinedu Ekuma
  • Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, P. M. B. 5323, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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E. Ndubuisi Idenyi
  • E. Ndubuisi Idenyi
  • Department of Industrial Physics, Ebonyi State University, P. M. B. 053, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
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O. Israel Owate
  • O. Israel Owate
  • Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, P. M. B. 5323, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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  • Article Number - CF8D3181384
  • Vol.1(1), pp. 1-7, May 2010
  •  Accepted: 09 September 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2010

Abstract

 

The high demand for light metals as engineering materials lies in their high strength - to - weight ratio with good corrosion resistance in diverse environments. Passivation phenomena in these materials especially Al - based binary alloys have well been documented. However, the present study which aims at using model equations to investigate the passivation trend in various compositions of duplex Al - Zn alloy systems subjected to different concentrations of brine is totally new. The comparative plots of the generated values from the model equations with experimental data show that it correlated well with experimental observations.

 

Key words: Model equations, correlation, passivation, Duplex alloy systems.