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Preparation & Microscopic Characterization of Non-Chrome Chemical Conversion Film in Aluminum Surface

DOI: 10.4236/ampc.2013.31002    3,555 Downloads   5,556 Views   Citations

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A chromium-free environmental protection aluminum surface treatment technology was developed by theoretical analysis and a large number of experiments. Add zirconium ions and cerium ions to the treatment solution, besides adding fluoride, aluminum and hydrogen peroxide, etc. According to the orthogonal test obtained a non-chromate film-formation process of environmental friendly aluminum. The characterization methods including SEM, XPS and XRD were applied to study and analyze the morphology, composition, phase, and corrosion resistance of phosphate film, then discussed the film-forming reaction mechanism. Results showed that chemical conversion film formed on the aluminum surface was uniform, compact and stronger anti-corrosion could replace the traditional, more toxic chromate conversion film.

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Z. Chen, P. Lu, J. Xu and Y. Yang, "Preparation & Microscopic Characterization of Non-Chrome Chemical Conversion Film in Aluminum Surface," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 7-9. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2013.31002.

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