Uniform corrosion of titanium in alkaline hydrogen peroxide conditions: Influence of transition metals and inhibitors calcium and silicate

Jaakko Rämö, Kari Saarinen, M. Sillanpää

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Uniform corrosion of titanium was studied in alkaline hydrogen peroxide environments simulating pulp bleaching conditions.
Corrosion rates of unalloyed Grade 2 and alloyed Grade 5 were determined as a function of hydrogen peroxide anion (HOO−) concentration. Influences of calcium and silicate inhibitors and iron and manganese were investigated.
Without inhibition titanium corroded at HOO− content of 200 mg/l: Grade 2 0.4 mm/y and Grade 5 1.4 mm/y. Addition of calcium (Ca2+) and silicate (SiO32−) diminished the corrosion of Grade 2 to critical anion level 400 mg/l, but could not protect Grade 5 even at the HOO− concentration of 300 mg/l.
Presence of iron and manganese raised the critical levels of the both grades. High HOO− anion level was observed as a notable potential difference between titanium and platinum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)898-901
JournalMaterials and Corrosion
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



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