A Mechanistic Model for C02 Corrosion with Protective Iron Carbonate Films
Srdjan Nesic*, Magnus Nordsveen*, RolfNyborg and Aage Stangeland§
EIS The mechanistic model of uniform CO2 corrosion is presented which covers: electrochemical reactions at the steel surface, diffusion of species between the metal surface and the bulk including diffusion through porous surface films, migration due to establishment of potential gradients and homogenous chemical reactions including precipitation of surface films. The model can predict the corrosion rate, as well as the concentration and flux profiles for all species involved. Comparisons with laboratory experiments have revealed the strengths of the model such as its ability to assist in understanding of the complex processes taking place during corrosion in the presence of surface films.
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