Pierluigi Traverso

Pierluigi Traverso
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute of Anthropic Impacts and Sustainability in Marine Environment - Genoa Dept.

Master of Science
Researcher of CNR-IAS, Genoa, IT. Corrosion and Protection of Materials (CORMAT). MSc Degree in Industrial Chemistry.

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Introduction
Research activities are mainly linked to the “Corrosion and Protection of Materials”; by these, scientific publications and participation at national and international congresses are derived. Work activity relating to research contracts and tech advices with industrial partners was another interesting and focal point that permitted the transfer of technology to productive sector. My hobbies:trekking, MTBiking, motorcycle riding and target shooting. Genoa Cricket & Football Club (1893) Supporter.
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - June 2021
Italian National Research Council
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Research activities are linked to the “Corrosion and Protection of Materials”. Research contracts and service analysis with industrial partners was another focal point that permitted the transfer of technology to productive sector.
November 2007 - February 2015
Italian National Research Council
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • Local Manager delegated by the Director of the Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR)
May 1990 - September 2018
Italian National Research Council
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Research activities are linked to the “Corrosion and Protection of Materials”. Research contracts and service analysis with industrial partners was another focal point that permitted the transfer of technology to productive sector.
Education
January 1982 - December 1989
Università degli Studi di Genova
Field of study
  • Industrial Chemistry

Publications

Publications (128)
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The mechanism of iron corrosion protection by thin siloxane films was clarified. Quartz crystal microbalance technique (QCM) was applied to control the vapour phase deposition of alkoxysilanes and the formation of thin siloxane films. It was shown that the addition of water vapour increased the thickness of the grafted siloxane films. Crystal-like...
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Metallic materials have propelled human advancements for centuries. Nevertheless, the rapid degradation of metallic structures in corrosive environments is inevitable. To date, the demand for metal alloys in multiple sectors, including construction and transportation, continues to escalate, with the trend it is predicted to reach beyond 250% by 205...
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This study concerns the corrosion behavior of a 316L stainless steel railing installed in an aggressive marine–urban atmosphere, located about 400 m as the crow flies from the sea, in Genoa, a coastal city in northwestern Italy. Despite the well-known relevance of surface finishes in determining the degree of resistance to atmospheric corrosion, th...
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Metallic structures in service in seawater are protected by coupling cathodic protection and paints, where the former may induce disbondment of the latter. A preliminary evaluation of the cathodic disbondment risk can be made by cathodic disbondment tests (CDTs). Many CDTs use cathodic potentials as large as E < −1400 mV versus saturated calomel el...
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The interest in deep-sea environment is increasing both in the scientific and business community. Nevertheless, in situ corrosion studies are difficult to be executed due to high experimental cost and technical problems, consequently they are quite uncommon. After a summary of the scarce available literature about deep-sea environment studies on co...
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Thanks to the members of RG and the work carried out by the Research Team, this paper reached 200 recommendations and passed 300 reads in a short time, we are very happy with this result.
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Thanks to the members of RG and the work carried out by the Research Team, this paper reached 350 recommendations and passed 1000 reads in a short time, we are very happy with this result.
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Research Items of Pierluigi Traverso reached 20,000 recommendations_August 25, 2022. Many thanks to the CORMAT team and to all the researchers I worked with who contributed to achieving this result and to all the members of RG who appreciated our research items.
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Research Items of Pierluigi Traverso reached 20,000 reads. June 25, 2022. I am very happy to have achieved this goal which I share with my CNR colleagues and the researchers with whom I have collaborated and I thank all the RG members who have supported my research over the years. Pierluigi Traverso (CNR-IAS-Genoa).
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Certificate of training course on problems relating to health and safety in the workplace for CNR workers lasting 4 hours and passing the final verification test. Course program: Work environments, Microclimate, Lighting, Safety signs, Accident risk, .... omitted ....., Video terminal risk, Work-related stress, Problems related to smart working. O...
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Personal Informations - Eu Curriculum Vitae
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Certificate of attendance Rep. N. 003877/2022 Training Course for CNR Institutes Workers - IONIZING RADIATION RISK by CNR - Prevention and Protection Unit and Training and Welfare Unit
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Poster presented at the international Symposium on Aluminium Surface Science and Technology (ASST 2000) at: Manchester (UK).
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RG Achievement: Research items have reached 500 citations !!!
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EFC - Exposure Site Catalogue : Genoa Experimental Marine Station (GEMS) EFC - Exposure Site Catalogue Catalogue of atmospheric field exposure sites in Europe (2021) By Tomáš Prosek and JohanTidblad EFC-European Federation of Corrosion EFC Working Party 25: Atmospheric Corrosion Available at: https://efcweb.org/WP25.html In particular: Site N.23 –...
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GreenChemistry - National Federation of the Orders of Chemists and Physicists - Certification Green Chemistry - Training objective: Environmental safety and hygiene (air, water and soil) and / or related pathologies, in the profession - discipline: Chemist - Analytical Chemist - Accreditation n. 6341.
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CORMAT - Corrosion and Protection of Materials Group IAS-Genoa
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Genoa Experimental Marine Station (GEMS) Data Sheet. Coastal station placed inside the Genoa harbour, with several exposure racks at sea level and over the roof of a small building. Modular labs are also available for pilot plants and services. A floating wharf, used for the static/dynamic immersion tests, is anchored in the harbour area on the le...
Experiment Findings
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The activity related to this project takes place both in the laboratories of the CNR-IAS-Genoa, using the scientific instruments available, and at the GEMS-Genoa Experimental Marine Station of the CNR-IAS-Genoa as an exhibition site for samples immersed in water. of natural sea, in semi-field or in a marine atmosphere. A project is dedicated to GEM...
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Research and Consultancy Contracts 2013-2020. Different activities carried out in CNR-IAS-Lab and CNR-IAS-GEMS (Genoa Experimental Marine Station).
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Process mapping and corruption risk assessment
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CLEANING, DISINFECTION AND SANITIZATION: OPERATING MODES RELATED TO THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Given that the National Commission for Continuing Education has accredited the Provider National Federation of Orders of Chemists and Physicists-accreditation n. 6341. Given that the Provider organized the training event no. 6341-298180, edition n.1, in syn...
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Epidemiology and mode of transmission SARS-COV-2 virus - Webinar participation certificate of Dr. Pierluigi Traverso
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Certificate of attendance "Laboratory waste management" by CNR-SCITEC - February 20, 2020
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The need to combine protection against corrosion with a low environmental impact has become an extremely important sector in the aeronautical sector. Some solutions called "Conversion Coatings" have been successfully tested.
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Training Certificate - Use of technical gases "Training course for personnel assigned to the use and handling of technical, pure and cryogenic gases" by SOL Group (Genoa, 26 September 2019).
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EU KM3Net Project Brochure
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In the social and economic context, the marine environment and the marine metal material protection stand for the important issues which should be solved with unique solutions. In this work, some lab and field methods are listed which have been tested on the silicone products and which have shown to be effective as a prevention step as these coatin...
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Certificate of Attendance with learning verification - Safety in laboratories "Training specific risks for workers" edited by CNR, Dr. P. Serranti (Research Area of Bologna, 01 February 2019).
Experiment Findings
The corrosion resistance of chromium-free conversion coatings was studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements before and after exposure to in situ marine atmosphere or salt fog spray tests. Morphological observation on the conversion coatings surface were also performed. To characterize the conversion coating systems, the interf...
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La Stazione Marina Sperimentale (SMS) di Genova è una infrastruttura dedicata alla ricerca scientifica e al trasferimento tecnologico nell'ambito dello studio dei materiali. Il fenomeno della corrosione per una valutazione dell'affidabilità è un dato essenziale per l'ingegnere progettista.
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General experimental methods The samples used consisted of 15 mm diameter and 1.5 mm thick discs, polished with up to 800 degree sand paper and degreased with acetone before dipping them into the corrosive solution. Some specimens used for the microstructural analysis were polished up to diamond-paste (1 mm) and subjected to metallographic attack...
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The aim of this work was collecting data, known till today, about corrosion behaviour of some metallic materials in deep sea environment and choosing some materials to be tested and to be used for the construction of the undersea astrophysical laboratory KM3NeT. We focused our attention on the applicative contest of this infrastructure, wherefore c...
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The infrastructure has an indoor surface of 100 sqm, composed by a principal building and 2 modular laboratories available for pilot plants and services, powered and supported by a 30 KW electrical system, an internet connection, a drinkable water pipe and a natural seawater circuit powered by a pump which draws the water at a depth of 2,5 m, with...
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Corrosion monitoring is the quali/quantitative method by which the effectiveness of corrosion control and prevention techniques can be evaluated, thus providing the required feedback to enable corrosion control and optimize corrosion prevention methods. Corrosion tests are usually divided into two main categories: laboratory tests and infield tests...
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Studio sui materiali innovativi a base di alluminio per applicazioni in ambito navale. La ricerca del CNR Ismar illustra i fenomeni chimico-fisici più significativi.
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Certificate of attendance "Deontological 2017" by the National Council of Chemists (4 December 2017). Certificate code: 7F9F965C
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A difficult balance between simple and effective: some specific issues in the evaluation of protective coatings for Cultural Heritage metallic surfaces. Paper 95242 In the field of cultural heritage several constraints about coatings to be applied have gradually been better focused over the years. Along with the need to consider aesthetics and re...
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Genoa Experimental Marine Station (GEMS) is included in CNR-ISMAR (Institute of Marine Sciences of the Italian National Research Council) infrastructures and is also part of CNR-Marine Platforms and Laboratories (CNR-MPL). This experimental station belongs to MARS Network-The European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (http://www.m...
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Genoa Experimental Marine Station (GEMS) is included in CNR-ISMAR (Institute of Marine Sciences of the Italian National Research Council) infrastructures and is also part of CNR-Marine Platforms and Laboratories (CNR-MPL). This experimental station belongs to MARS Network-The European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (http://www.m...
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Genoa Experimental Marine Station (GEMS) is included in CNR-ISMAR (Institute of Marine Sciences of the Italian National Research Council) infrastructures and is also part of CNR-Marine Platforms and Laboratories (CNR-MPL). This experimental station belongs to MARS Network-The European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (http://www.m...
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Al 6082 T6 hard anodized aluminum alloy specimens were exposed in deep sea, at a depth of approximately 3,350 m, off the Capo Passero (Sicily, Italy) in the KM3NeT project framework. All specimens–as retrieved from the sea after 6, 12, and 18 months of exposure–showed visible corrosion products on the thin lateral faces and on the edges, while the...
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Aluminum silicon based alloys are the most important commercial casting alloys. Their cast microstructure is strongly related to their technical properties. By adding other selected alloying elements, the alloy microstructure is known to be modified, thus improving its desired properties. Rare earths (RE) can be used as alloying elements to achieve...
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The work proposed here is devoted to the analysis of a new method for the determination of the cathodic disbonding behaviour of hull coatings. The new procedure draws inspiration from the following standards: • BS EN 10289:2002, Determination of requirements of epoxy/epoxy modified coatings for the corrosion protection of steel tubes and pipeline f...
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We exposed metal coupons to natural weathering for 18 months at the Experimental Marine Station (SMS) inside Genoa Harbour.Four different compositions related to metals used in outdoor monuments were selected: copper (CU), ternary bronze (TB), quaternary bronze (QB), and weathering steel (WS). For each alloy, subsets of samples were monitored in si...
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Coating systems protect metal substrates from environmental corrosion attack. However, although having good performances, the presence of specific metal ions in their composition represents a potential source of environmental contamination. The necessity to conciliate corrosion protection with environmental impact is; thereby, primary. This work wa...
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Steam turbines for power generation installed on vessels are designed to operate for over 30 years. However, there are some cases of untimely failures. In this paper, we are reporting a case of a deeply damaged turbogenerator, with several visible corrosion/erosion attacks, such as ‘pit-shaped’ defects, rust, and drains. While significantly widespr...
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CNR ISMAR operates several multi-parametric observing systems, placed along the Italian coasts. Among them four fixed-platform type observatories have participated to the JERICO TNA program, opening for free-of-charge TransNational Access (TNA) to external users. The aim of this poster is to present a review of the services offered to the seven use...
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The Ligurian Sea plays a relevant role in driving both the circulation of the Western Mediterranean Sea and the weather and climate of the area. In order to better understand the peculiarities of this basin, the Oceanographic Data Acquisition System (ODAS) Italia 1 buoy was developed and deployed in the early ‘70’s. Throughout the years, the buoy h...
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The lanthanides, for their chemical characteristics and chemical-physical properties, present themselves as strong candidates in the search for new corrosion inhibitors. These elements have often been used in aqueous solution in contact with Al-based materials in order to promote, after immersion, the formation of a surface passivation layer compos...
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Coating systems protect metal substrates from environmental corrosion attack. However, although having good performances, the presence of specific metal ions in their composition represents a potential source of environmental contamination. The necessity to conciliate corrosion protection with environmental impact is, thereby, primary. This work w...
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The interest in deep-sea environment is increasing both in the scientific and business community. In order to meet deep-sea challenges great performances for structure materials are requested, but in situ studies are difficult to be executed due to high experimental cost and technical problems. Indeed, they are quite uncommon in the available liter...
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Three novel siliconepoxy ecocompatible coatings were characterized by means of Electrochemical Impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and Electronic Microscopy (SEM) in the effort to find new anticorrosion protective material for application in marine environment.
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Detection of high-energy neutrinos from distant astrophysical sources will open a new window on the Universe. The detection principle exploits the measurement of Cherenkov light emitted by charged particles resulting from neutrino interactions in the matter containing the telescope. A novel multi-PMT digital optical module (DOM) was developed to co...
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A recent analysis of the Fermi Large Area Telescope data provided evidence for a high-intensity emission of high-energy gamma rays with a E-2 spectrum from two large areas, spanning 50 above and below the Galactic centre (the "Fermi bubbles"). A hadronic mechanism was proposed for this gamma-ray emission making the Fermi bubbles promising source ca...
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Detection of high-energy neutrinos from distant astrophysical sources will open a new window on the Universe. The detection principle exploits the measurement of Cherenkov light emitted by charged particles resulting from neutrino interactions in the matter containing the telescope. A novel multi-PMT digital optical module (DOM) was developed to co...
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The aim of this study is to investigate deep sea environment effects on the corrosion of Al, Fe, and Cu alloys, employed in the KM3NeT project, a deep sea infrastructure designed to host a neutrino telescope. Alloys commonly used in seawater, as well as less widely employed materials were studied. Samples were immersed at the NEMO site (located off...
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The KM3NeT project aims to construct a multi-cubic-kilometre scale neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea. The telescope’s detection units, deployed in the deep sea, will be instrumented with optical modules, each housing 31 three-in. photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). Three companies are developing new types of 3in. PMTs for the KM3NeT project. Th...
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This paper shows the results of the investigation on the corrosion behaviour of in­ novative AI- based composite materials. These classes of materials are generally used for engineering applications because of their technological properties as well as rea­ sonable cost. Free corrosion and electrochemical tests were carried out in quiescent natural...
Technical Report
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The market strategy in the marine-maritime area is currently oriented to supply high-tech products. This tendency push for the development of novel and advanced materials.
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The behaviour of 70Cu-30Ni commercial alloy in quiescent sulphide polluted and unpolluted sea water at 25°C was examined by free corrosion and electrochemical tests. In aerated sea water the presence of sulphides enhances the average corrosion rate in a range of concentrations (0–10 ppm) while promoting preferential copper dissolution. In de-aerate...
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The aim of this paper is to introduce the reader to the applications of chemometric techniques (i.e. Design of Experiment (DoE), classification and modelling techniques) in the field of corrosion science, which currently are not commonly spread. By means of key examples, it will be shown how they can be fruitfully applied and enhance the quality of...
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The aim of this review is to introduce the reader to the applications of chemometric techniques in the field of corrosion science, which currently are not commonly spread. By means of key examples it will be shown how they can be fruitfully applied and enhance the quality of a laboratory workflow.
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Corrosion protection performance of organic coatings applied on car parts is often assessed by means of conventional methods (e.g. salt fog chamber test). However, there is a strong interest in the development of new, reliable, and short-time quality tests. The aim of this work was to extend the use of electrochemical measurement techniques -alread...
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Uncertainties in numerical simulations of environmental issues, e.g. air quality, depend on the description of atmospheric processes that occur at different time and space scales and are driven by the interaction of the atmosphere with land and sea. In this context, marine coastal areas are particularly challenging environments. The sharp discontin...
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KM3NeT is a deep‐sea multidisciplinary observatory in the Mediterranean Sea that will provide innovative science opportunities spanning Astroparticle Physics and Earth and Sea Science. This is possible through the synergy created by the use of a common infrastructure allowing for long term continuous operation of a neutrino telescope and marine ins...
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Aluminium based materials are often used for engineering applications because of their density, hardness, corrosion resistance properties as well as thermal and power conductivity, light and heat reflectance, no toxicity and no magnetism as well as their low costs characteristics. Their use in the naval industry, which in the beginning was limited...
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In Part I, the processing, microstructure and mechanical properties of three silicon nitride-based ceramics were examined and their non-toxicity was demonstrated. In this Part II, some features critical to biomedical applications were investigated: (i) the wetting behaviour against aqueous media, including physiological solutions; (ii) the chemical...
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The aim of this work was collecting data, known till today, about corrosion behaviour of some metallic materials in deep sea environment and choosing some materials to be tested and to be used for the construction of the under-sea astrophysical laboratory KM3NeT (Fig. 1). We focused our attention on the applicative contest of this infrastructure, w...
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Certificate of Attendance for the course "Theorical Concepts and Analitical Methods of Surface Chemistry" that took place in Genova (Italy), on December 06, 2006, by FKV Instruments.
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The evaluation of the protection performance of the organic coatings is often carried out through conventional methods (for example the salt spray test), but there is a remarkable trend to the development of new, reliable and fast quality test methods. The purpose of this study has been the enlargement of the electrochemical measuring techniques, w...
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X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) was used to study the mineral composition of the shells and shell layers of the European flat oyster Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus) collected at two localities in the East Adriatic Sea of the coast of Croatia. The variations of the shell element chemistry between two different shell layers were determined by X-ray photoelec...
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Aluminium composites are technologically advanced materials with elevated physical mechanical properties. They can be considered an alternative to conventional aluminium alloys for offshore applications. In this work the behaviour of four different types of composites, having aluminium alloy 6061 T6 as matrix and aluminium particles as reinforcing,...
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Biomineralization is a complex combination of biochemical and physiological processes, depending on the endogenous activity of the organism and exogenous environmental influence. Although mollusc shells are considered to be a powerful tool for monitoring environmental conditions, alterations in biomineralization processes influenced by environmenta...
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Antifouling systems release into the water toxicants that inhibit the fixation of fouling organisms. Since 1970s, tributyltin (TBT) has been used in anti-fouling ship paints. TBT leaches from the paint and enters the marine environment, accumulates in the sediments, in particular in areas with many ships like harbors and ports. TBT is responsible f...
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The corrosion protection performance of aluminum composite materials was investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution for time ranging between 1–60 days. Series of specimens were treated in molybdate solutions under different conditions. Free immersion and electrochemical activation techniques were used to apply the molybdate layer. The specimens which were...
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In this work some methods are listed which have been tested on the silicone products and which have shown to be effective as a prevention step as these coating films could really provide the substrate with a protection property against the degradation in a sea environment.
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Aluminium composites are technologically advanced materials with elevated physical mechanical properties. They can be considered an alternative to conventional aluminium alloys for offshore applications. In this work the behaviour of four different types of composites, having aluminium alloy 6061 T6 as matrix and aluminium particles as reinforcing,...
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Certificate of attendance to the theoretical-practical course of introduction to Electron Microscopy, held on 5 and 6 April 2004 in Genoa, by the company Assing / Customer Support manager: Ing. Vincenzo Gallone) co-sponsored to TRAVERSO Pierluigi.
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The influence of cerium concentration on corrosion inhibition of an aluminium based composite material was discussed. The experimental tests were effected at different concentration of the inhibitor agent and for exposure times ranging from 2 hours to 30 days. The evaluation of the corrosion inhibition power and the surface layer characterization w...
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Particle-reinforced aluminium matrix composites are technologically advanced materials with enhanced physical-mechanical properties and have recently been proposed as structural materials for marine environments as an alternative to aluminium alloys. The aim of this work was to study the influence of the reinforcement content rate and of the produc...