The Effect of Fly Ash on the Corrosion Performance of AISI 316L Stainless Steel Reinforced Concrete for Application to Restoration Works of Ancient Monuments

  • Sofia Tsouli
  • Angeliki G. LekatouEmail author
  • Spyridon Kleftakis


The accelerated corrosion performance of AISI type 316L stainless steel in solutions simulating concrete exposed to acid rain with the use of fly ash as corrosion inhibitor was studied by means of cyclic polarization. Fly ash was added to concrete simulating solutions at proportions of 0–25 wt%. Although 316L showed susceptibility to localized corrosion, the positive effect of fly ash on the cyclic potentiodynamic polarization behavior of 316L is clearly manifested. Fly ash content of 20 wt% in the electrolyte led to the highest corrosion resistance.


Stainless steel Reinforced concrete Fly ash Acid rain DHS Reverse polarization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofia Tsouli
    • 1
  • Angeliki G. Lekatou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Spyridon Kleftakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Applied Metallurgy, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of EngineeringUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

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