Influence of gaseous atmosphere on electrochemical behavior of nickel alloys in LiCl-KCl-Na2SO4 at 700 °C

Kuldeep Kumar, Jarrod Gesualdi, Nathan D. Smith, Hojong Kim

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Abstract

Electrochemical behavior of Ni alloys (Ni, β-NiAl, β-NiAl/Cr) was investigated in LiCl-KCl-Na2SO4 electrolyte at 700 °C under three gaseous atmospheres (Ar, O2, O2-0.1%SO2). In oxidizing atmospheres, Ni rapidly degraded due to instability of NiO, and alumina-rich scale on β-NiAl provided limited protection against hot corrosion (e.g., cracks in the scale under O2-0.1%SO2); however, the addition of both Al and Cr resulted in enhanced corrosion resistance by forming a mixed-oxide (Al2O3-Cr2O3) scale in oxidizing atmospheres. In hot corrosion processes of Ni alloys, the formation and stability of oxide scales in the molten salt were influenced by gaseous atmosphere and alloying elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalCorrosion Science
Volume142
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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