In this paper a new procedure for the calculation of uniform corrosion current density is presented. The procedure is based on the following criterion: corrosion current and extent of anodic and cathodic areas are such that the entropy production rate is maximum. Experimental data for the reaction Fe(s) + HCl(aq) = FeCl2(aq) + H2(g), taken from literature, are used to test the new model. A comparison between corrosion current density calculated from weight loss measurements and current density calculated from polarization curves by means of the proposed model is carried out. The proposed model provides a better agreement, between Tafel line extrapolation and gravimetric measurement, in comparison to the mixed potential theory usually adopted.

Calculation of Uniform Corrosion Current Density of Iron in Hydrochloric Acid Solutions based on the Principle of Maximum Entropy Production Rate Applied to Literature Data

Bestetti, Massimiliano;Franz, Silvia;Hashempour, Mazdak;Vicenzo, Antonello
2018

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In this paper a new procedure for the calculation of uniform corrosion current density is presented. The procedure is based on the following criterion: corrosion current and extent of anodic and cathodic areas are such that the entropy production rate is maximum. Experimental data for the reaction Fe(s) + HCl(aq) = FeCl2(aq) + H2(g), taken from literature, are used to test the new model. A comparison between corrosion current density calculated from weight loss measurements and current density calculated from polarization curves by means of the proposed model is carried out. The proposed model provides a better agreement, between Tafel line extrapolation and gravimetric measurement, in comparison to the mixed potential theory usually adopted.
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