Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química, Vol. 22, No. 3 (2023), Proc231

Improvement of alkyd paints with NiO-ZrO2Y coatings on hot-rolled steel

C. Cano, E. Romero, G.I. Cubillos



The corrosion resistance of an alkyd paint was evaluated, substituting commercial anticorrosive with a thin film of nickel oxide zirconium oxide partially stabilized with Ytria (NiO-ZrO2Y) deposited by means of the RF sputtering technique. Hot-rolled steel (HR) was used as the substrate. For the two anticorrosive coating systems, the structure, morphology, and composition were determined via the techniques of X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in order to determine the composition of the NiO-ZrO2Y film. The corrosion resistance was determined from polarization curves and weight loss by immersion in a 3.5% NaCl solution. The electrochemical and weight loss results indicated that use of the NiO-ZrO2Y film shows a fourfold increase in the corrosion resistance of the material subjected to immersion in the corrosive electrolyte compared to the traditionally-used commercial anticorrosive.

Keywords: Alkyd paint, NiO-ZrO2Y coatings, corrosion under immersion, potentiodynamic polarization, EIS.



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