THE EFFECT OF MACROFOULING ON STEEL CORROSION IN THE BLACK SEA (O vliyanii Makroobrastaniya na Korroziyu Stalei v Chernom More)
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
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In order to investigate the effect of organic fouling, notably barnacles, on steel in the Black Sea, special tests have been conducted with the aid of marble and steel plates. The plates have been covered by barnacles and kept in laboratory conditions, as well as in the sea, for various time periods. As a result, it is established that the products of metabolism and reproduction of marine foulers do not further the development of steel corrosion. Only in cases when barnacles are loosely attached to the metal is the process of corrosion observed, which, according to special tests, is caused by electrochemical processes.
- Biological Oceanography
- Properties of Metals and Alloys