Electroplating and Corrosion Properties of Binary and Ternary Zinc Alloys with Nickel, Cobalt and Iron

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 3 | Page : 1-7

    Ramesh S. Bhat

  1. Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, NMAM Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India


The anti-corrosive three binary (Zn-Ni, Zn-Co, Zn-Fe) and two ternary (Zn-Ni-Co, Zn-Co-Fe) alloy coating films on mild steel from acid chloride bath using sulphanilic acid and gelatin as additives for the electroplating technique. The normal Hull cell method was used to optimize the bath compositions, temperature and pH of the bath solutions for coating performance against corrosion. The cause of current density (CD) on metal weight percentage (M = Ni, Co, Fe), thickness (t), hardness (VH), and throwing power (TP) has been investigated. The corrosion resistance of binary and ternary alloy coating films was determined using the potentiodynamic polarization technique. The metal content in the coatings were determined by colorimetric method. Under optimal conditions, the corrosion rate of Zn-Ni-Co was approximately ~8 times, ~10 times higher than Zn-Ni, and Zn-Co coating films. Also Zn-Co-Fe coating film was approximately ~8 times, and ~13 times higher than Zn- Co and Zn-Fe coating films. Thus ternary zinc-nickel-cobalt and zinc-cobalt-iron coatings can replace usual binary alloy deposits for many industrial applications such as automobile, machinery items like tools, bolts, and nuts, etc.

Keywords: Additive, Thickness, Corrosion ,Zinc-based alloy coatings ,Co-deposition ,Hull cell

[This article belongs to Journal of Thin Films, Coating Science Technology & Application(jotcsta)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 8
Issue 3
Received November 9, 2021
Accepted December 20, 2021
Published December 31, 2021