Copper based waterborne wood preservatives increase the corrosion of metals embedded or in contact with the treated wood. We examine wood that was in contact with corroding metal with synchrotron based X-ray fluorescence microscopy (XFM) and X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy (XANES) to test if the proposed corrosion mechanism is correct.
Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramic coating was investigated in various environments such as inland, beach and salt-fog exposure. After 8-month outdoor testing, the coating was evaluated by visual inspection, coating thickness, adhesion measurement and X-ray diffraction. Long term testing ensued, up to 24 months.
Galvanized protective coatings have been used for structural steel to mitigate steel corrosion in atmospheric exposures and chloride-rich marine environments. The galvanizing process involves dipping steel elements free of surface mill scale in a molten zinc bath where the diffusion of zinc into the steel matrix allows for zinc-iron alloy layers of decreasing zinc concentrations by depth to form in the steel. Oher elements such as tin, antimony and aluminum may be added to the galvanizing bath to control reaction rates, surface appearance and corrosion behavior. Hot-dipped galvanizing provides corrosion protection by developing a barrier layer and in certain conditions provide beneficial galvanic coupling of the zinc-rich layers to the steel.