Tackling Galvanic Corrosion with Reference Electrodes

Industries like smelting and solar energy production move molten salts through metal pipes. Due to the voltage differential between the materials, the pipes corrode quickly and require regular replacement.

Professor Peiwen "Perry" Li worked with colleagues in the department of chemical and environmental engineering to develop an electrode that sits in the pipes and monitors the voltage differential, so operators can work to mitigate corrosion in the system.

Read more about the device, and the company they launched to bring it to market, in UANews

University of Arizona College of Engineering