Electrochemical testing combined with thin layer activation of stainless steels
The contamination of e.g. food products due to release of chemicals caused by contact with technical components during their production or transport is of concern. Various methods can be used to study the release of chemicals. These include those using radiotracers, such as Thin Layer Activation (TLA). TLA offers various advantages, including area selectivity and high sensitivity, and the possibility of in-situ and on-line monitoring of elements. The potential of the method is illustrated with the electrochemical behaviour of stainless steels in glucose solutions. The release data are presented in connection with the conventional electrochemical test data and post-exposure characterization of the samples. The contribution to test methodology development is indicated.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd European Congress on Stainless 99, Sardinia (IT), 6-9th June (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911197 / Last updated on: 1999-08-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en