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Title: A Microstructural and Kinetic Investigation of the KCl-Induced Corrosion of an FeCrAl Alloy at 600 °C

In this paper, the corrosion behaviour of a FeCrAl alloy was investigated at 600 °C in O 2 + H 2O with solid KCl applied. A kinetics and microstructural investigation showed that KCl accelerates corrosion and that potassium chromate formation depletes the protective scale in Cr, thus triggering the formation of a fast-growing iron-rich scale. Iron oxide was found to grow both inward and outward, on either side of the initial oxide. A chromia layer is formed with time underneath the iron oxide. Finally, it was found that although the alloy does not form a continuous pure alumina scale at the investigated temperature, aluminium is, however, always enriched at the oxide/alloy interface.
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  1. Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden). The Swedish Competence Centre for High Temperature Corrosion
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  3. Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden). Dept. of Materials and Manufacturing Technology
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Journal Name:
Oxidation of Metals
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0030-770X
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FeCrAl; high-temperature corrosion; water vapour; KCl
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