Chemical Sciences, Material Sciences


Cyanide Free Alkaline Electrolyte and Electrochemical Process for Rust Removal from Plain Carbon Steel Components


Chemical Sciences, Material Sciences

Focus Area:

Corrosion Protection

Social Benefits:

This technology can be widely used in heavy industrial structures of plain carbon steel.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jharkhand

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

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Brief Description

Description :

Very fast electrochemical rust removal process (1-2 min) Alkaline cleaning process - No hydrogen embrittlement and the cleaned surface is passivated to prevent immediaterusting . The electrolyte is free from toxic elements like cyanides . Operated at room temperature . Very small components (screws) and big components can be cleaned . Ready for commercial use in plant scale

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