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Solar energy as an alternative option in cathiodic protection system for sustainable structure in Malaysia

Ismail, Mohammad and Ismail, Mohamed E. (2007) Solar energy as an alternative option in cathiodic protection system for sustainable structure in Malaysia. In: National Seminar on Civil Engineering Research (SEPKA 2007), 2007, Good Hope Hotel, Skudai.

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Abstract

Structural failures are closely linked to the corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete. Application of cathodic protection (CP) system helps to improve the immunity against corrosive attack by repairing and rebuilding the passive layer around the steel reinforcement in concrete. Cathodic protection normally uses direct current (DC) to supply protective current to the reinforcing steel. However, this research tried alternative energy viz. solar energy taking advantage of its abundance availability in Malaysia. It is therefore application of solar energy has been tried as an alternative to direct current in hoping to minimize the maintenance of the system. In addition, a total of 35 questionnaires had been sent to corrosion repair related organizations and professionals to get data about the usage of solar energy system application in Malaysia, especially in treating corrosion of reinforcement. The current practice in preventing and protecting from steel reinforcement corrosion was also investigated. Results of the experimental tests show that the solar powered system is equally effective as the DC powered system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:solar energy, cathiodic protection system, sustainable structure, Malaysia
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:14474
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:25 Aug 2011 04:02
Last Modified:03 Aug 2017 01:19

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