Non-Destructive Rust Removal
Definition - What does Non-Destructive Rust Removal mean?
Non-destructive rust removal is a rust removal technique in which iron oxide is removed without harming the material being treated. An electrolysis process removes the iron oxide (rust) by passing a small electric charge from a battery or battery charger through the rusty metal to stimulate an exchange of ions while the rusty metal is submerged in an electrolyte solution. This removes the rust instantly without damaging the actual metal surface.
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Non-destructive rust removal is performed with the aid of an electrolysis process in which the rusted metal is dipped into the electrolytic solution and a small electric charge from a battery or battery charger is passed through the rusty metal to stimulate an exchange of ions that removes rust. Electrolysis uses a direct current (DC) to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction.
Electrolysis involves the passage of a direct current through an ionic substance that is either molten or dissolved in a suitable solvent, resulting in chemical reactions at the electrodes and the separation of materials.
Electrolysis is highly important commercially as a stage in the separation of elements from naturally occurring sources, such as ores, using an electrolytic cell.
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