Experimental Study on the Effect of Cathodic Protection System for Concrete Slab Specimens with Zn-Mesh Sacrificial Anode in Marine Environment Academic Article uri icon


  • This study is to acquire the confirmation data regarding the cathodic protection (CP) characteristics for slabs in marine bridges and piers exposed to hash seawater environments. It was possible to confirm the performance of CP only by the measurement of CP potentials for the slab specimens applied with zinc mesh sacrificial anode CP system. The CP current density for the cathodic protection (CProt) that CP started after a repair of corrosion was 2 times higher than that for the cathodic prevention (CPrev) that CP commenced from the beginning of experiment, and the most of protection current density (87.0-91.5%) flew to the closer top rebar in slab specimens. 4 hour depolarization potentials were higher in the CPrev system than in the CProt one, and it was confirmed that the CPrev has more protection effect with less protection current, comparing to the CProt. It was also confirmed that the CP of both CPrev and CProt by means of zinc mesh sacrificial anode for reinforced concrete structures were very effective corrosion protection technology in marine environment.

published proceedings

  • Advanced Materials Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Jeong, J. A., & Jin, C. K.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Jeong, Jin A||Jin, Chung Kuk

publication date

  • September 2013