Advertisement

Non-Destructive Rust Removal

Last updated: October 10, 2017

What Does Non-Destructive Rust Removal Mean?

Non-destructive rust removal is a technique in which iron oxide is removed without harming the material being treated (i.e., there is no loss to the material on which this non-destructive technique is performed).

This technique is performed with the aid of a electrolysis, which removes iron oxide (rust) by passing a small electric current, generated either from a battery or a battery charger, through the rusted metal surface to initiate an exchange of ions in the electrolytic solution. The direct current (DC) is used to drive a non-spontaneous chemical reaction. This process is performed by keeping the rusted metal submerged in an electrolyte solution, which removes the rust instantly without damaging the metal's surface.

Advertisement

Corrosionpedia Explains Non-Destructive Rust Removal

Non-destructive rust removal is a harmless technique that does not cause any further loss of the material being treated.

Electrolysis involves the passage of a direct current through an ionic substance that is either molten or dissolved in a suitable solvent, which results in a chemical reaction at the electrodes and material separation.

Electrolysis is considered a highly important commercial process to separate unwanted elements or ions from naturally occurring sources, such as ores, using an electrolytic cell.

Advertisement

Share this Term

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Related Reading

Tags

CorrosionCorrosion InhibitorsCorrosion PreventionProceduresInhibitorsCorrosion Prevention ToolsMetals

Trending Articles

Go back to top