Evolution of dissolution processes at the interface of carbon steel corroding in a CO2 environment studied by EIS
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The evolution of interfacial phenomena during CO2 corrosion of C1018 carbon steel was characterized by EIS (Electrochemical Spectroscopy Impedance) and LPR (Linear Polarization Resistance). Turbulent conditions were simulated by a channel flow cell with deoxygenated 3 wt.% NaCl solution at 80 C and pH 6 during 158 h. EIS helped in the characterization of the dynamic mechanism during the formation of the unprotective porous Fe3C layer, and subsequent precipitation of the protective FeCO3 layer inside the cementite. The experimental response of the active states at the interface was characterized by electrical passive elements with constant phase parameter analogs showing good agreement with the experimental results. 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.