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Effect of pH at anode and cathode chamber on the performance of biological cathodic protection

Azman, Anis Fitri Afira and Wan Ali, Wan Nor Azita and Samsudin, Muhaimin and Mohd. Zaini Makhtar, Muaz and Ibrahim, Norazana and Md. Kasmani, Rafiziana (2018) Effect of pH at anode and cathode chamber on the performance of biological cathodic protection. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 63 . pp. 421-426. ISSN 2283-9216

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1863071

Abstract

A new corrosion control system which is biological cathodic protection (CP) system was developed using the concept of microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Microorganisms available in domestic wastewater was utilised to generate electrons and supplied to the carbon steel pipe, and as consequence, protect the pipe from corrosion. There are various factors affect the performance of the system including the pH at the anode and cathode chamber. This study aims to analyse the optimum pH at anode and cathode. In this study, wastewater was used as the electrolyte and graphite rod as the electrode in the anode compartment while cathode compartment was filled with sand and carbon steel pipe acts as the cathode. Both compartments were connected by a plastic tubing and separated by the membrane. It was found that optimum pH at anolyte and catholyte were 8 and 6. The CP potential versus copper sulfate electrode (CSE) was -752 mV. It shows that the corrosion of carbon steel pipe was reduced since the native potential of the carbon steel pipe versus CSE was -560 mV.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:biological cathodic protection, carbon steel
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:84381
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:28 Dec 2019 09:55
Last Modified:28 Dec 2019 09:55

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