Here we investigate the influence of new acidic pyrophosphate (Rb2Co(H2P2O7)2$2H2O) (DP) incorporation in waterborne polyurethane (WBPU) coatings on the corrosion protection efficiency of WBPU coatings for carbon steel in 3.5% NaCl solution. We used potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical frequency modulation (EFM) and pull-off adhesion and O2 gas permeability measurements to measure the corrosion protection efficiency of the WBPU coating. The dispersion of the DP nano-particles into the WBPU matrix was characterized via TEM observations. We find that the corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of the WBPU coating increase with incorporation of DP nano-particles into the WBPU coating.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)