Anticorrosion and Flame-Retardant Multifunctional Polymer Coating for Industrial Structures [Phase I]

Project: Research

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It is very common to use corrodible and flammable raw material hugely in industry. The metal and metal structures corroded shortly due to using corrodible materials in industry. The fact is that the flame retardant material is mostly corrosive. Thus, the common practice is to use the protection method for priority purposes, either corrosion or flame/fire protection. Though, both corrosion and flame/fire are concerned, but corrosion mainly counted in industry due to its confirmed scenario. Very little initiative was found on to protect the industrial plants from flammability incidents by using proper organic coatings. Organic coating used in infrastructure of whole industry plant including factory building, equipment, pipeline, and steel construction to protect from corrosion. Most of the traditional organic coatings have limitation of flame retardancy. Its also not possible to use flame retardancy coating by neglecting the corrosion. Considering the practical scenario of industries, polymers and their coatings with dual functions for corrosion and flame protective is getting high priority. Unfortunately, such type of polymers is very limited and commercially not available. The objective of the proposed study is to fulfil this need by developing a polymer/coating formulation which would have flame retardancy with greater potentiality of corrosion protection for industrial structures especially metal and concrete structures. A multifunctional polymer will be considered as a base resin. At first step a multi-functional polymer will be synthesized. The synthesized polymer will possess corrosion and flame retardancy properties. In second step the inhibitor will be synthesized. In final step, the inhibitor will be mixed as in-situ polymerization or blending process. The chemistry of the developed formulation and their protection mechanism will be correlated by different analysis. Wet coating curing is a vital step during coating practical application. High curing temperature is common for most of the organic coatings. At the same time, it takes comparatively longer time to cure at ambient temperature. The proposed proposal also considers the curing of formulated coating. Different time and temperature will be considered to minimize the temperature and time to have a practical value of the proposed formulation
Effective start/end date1/07/2131/12/22


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