Performance of disposable Cu/CuSO4 reference electrode in reinforced concrete corrosion analysis

Muhammad Ihsan, and Fonna, Syarizal and Huzni, Syifaul and Alva, Sagir and Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, and Nurul islami, (2023) Performance of disposable Cu/CuSO4 reference electrode in reinforced concrete corrosion analysis. Sains Malaysiana, 52 (9). pp. 2699-2711. ISSN 0126-6039


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The investigation of reference electrode performance for corrosion analysis has been widely conducted over the last decade. The need for a disposable and reliable reference electrode is a specific need for corrosion investigation. This research investigated the effectiveness of liquid-based and solid-state reference electrodes, which are disposable and provide reliable performance. The electrode was prepared with low-cost material preparation (disposable usage) within a Copper-Copper Sulphate (CCS) liquid-based and solid-state electrodes. The potential stability was already tested for dependability by measuring the Open Circuit Potential (OCP) on the rebar concrete specimen. The behaviour of solid-state reference and liquid-based reference electrodes in terms of polarization was studied in a corroded environment. Real-time potential data was also obtained for the corrosion rate investigation. The result shows the consistency performance of (OCP) value during corrosion measurement. The deviation of the maximum to a minimum potential value less than 0.02 V, verifies that the liquid-based copper (Cu) electrode and solid-state copper (Cu) electrodes are reliable, adaptable, and disposable for reinforced concrete corrosion measurement. In terms of corroded rebar potential measurement, the real-time polarization measurement result shows that the high-risk corroding occurred on the embedded rebar and was validated by directly visualizing the rebar concrete specimen. Therefore, the results obtained allow us to conclude that the disposable of both reference electrodes shows their stability and significantly reduces the reinforced concrete corrosion research cost.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Concrete corrosion; Copper-copper sulphate; Cu/CuSo4; Potential analysis; Reference electrode
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:23097
Deposited By: Siti Zarenah Jasin
Deposited On:19 Feb 2024 06:50
Last Modified:19 Feb 2024 08:36

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