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Corrosion behavior of iron in cementitious solution at 80°C in anoxic condition

Abstract : The Belgian reference concept for high-level radioactive waste packaging proposed by ONDRAF/NIRAS is called Supercontainer. The design of the Supercontainer includes a stainless-steel liner, a concrete buffer and a carbon steel overpack containing one or several waste canisters. An objective of the concrete buffer is to maintain high alkaline conditions on the surface of the overpack during underground disposal of these wastes. In these conditions (alkaline and anoxic conditions), a passive film forms on the surface of the steel, resulting in very low and almost negligible uniform corrosion rates (passive dissolution). This film is generally composed of a double layer an inner layer, accounting for passivity, and a more or less porous outer layer. The latter is in contact with the environment and is formed by precipitation of elements in solution. The presence of silicon and cations from the cementitious environment could lead to neo-formed phases such as ferrous-silicates or phyllosilicates possessing corrosion inhibiting properties. The aim of this work is to study the impact of the cementitious materials during the corrosion at 80DC in anoxic media by characterizing the layer formed during the corrosion process. To ensure these measurements, iron plates were corroded in solution representative of a cementitious environment (at 80DC and under anoxic conditions). Evolution of the nature and growth of the corrosion layer is studied on samples after several duration tests. Corrosion products are characterized by means of several analytical techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, Raman micro-spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry and transmission electronic microscopy. Results have revealed evolution of composition as a function of time. Layers are mainly composed of magnetite and others phases containing iron, calcium and silicon.
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D. Pally, B. Grenut, F. Miserque, L. Chomat, V. L'Hostis, et al.. Corrosion behavior of iron in cementitious solution at 80°C in anoxic condition. EUROCORR 2018, Sep 2018, Cracovie, Poland. ⟨cea-02339320⟩



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