Research lines

Research lines

The research activity of PoliLaPP pertains to the corrosion of metallic materials and their protection, with particular attention to cathodic protection, a field where PoliLaPP has a recognized experience concerning both the electrochemical aspects and its technological and industrial development.
The main ongoing research acvitities are:

  • corrosion of metallic materials in natural (soil, water, atmosphere) and industrial environments
  • determination of Pedeferri Diagrams for stainless steels
  • monitoring of cathodic protection and measurement techniques
  • effect of direct and alternating current on cathodic protection conditions of buried structures
  • validation of a provisional model for corrosion rate of metals in acid environment
  • hydrogen embrittlement in pipeline steels
  • protection techniques for reinforced concrete: inhibitors and coatings
  • electrochemical oxidation of titanium for different scopes: creating colored metal surfaces, produce photocatalytic and self-cleaning surfaces, or increasing the corrosion resistance of titanium

More information on the corrosion of metals

More information on cathodic protection

More information on Pedeferri diagrams

More information on the Tafel-Piontelli model

More information on titanium oxidation

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