Globally, all small and large industrial operations pay high and increasing costs to compensate for the damage and losses caused by corrosion. Based on the statistics, in Canada, various industries spend more than $80 billion per year collectively to cover the direct and indirect costs of corrosion. Annually, hundreds of people are injured or killed due to accidents caused by corrosion damage to industrial equipment. The central theme of this research proposal is to design a new generation of graphene-based corrosion protective coatings for metallic surfaces with complex shapes. This research program specifically targets the conversion of Albany Pure Graphite powder to advanced graphene-based nanostructures such as graphene, graphene oxide (GO), and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) via a novel chemical/electrochemical technique. The graphene synthesis technology will allow ZEN to convert its Albany Pure Graphite to value-added graphene at a large scale. The success of this project will lead to new protective coating technologies, Which has the potential to save billions of dollars for Canadian industries by reducing corrosion-induced material damage. The development of graphene-based coatings with corrosion inhibition properties will also result in positive environmental impacts, as durable protective coatings will prevent the leakage of hazardous chemicals into the environment.
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