Adjunct Associate Professor
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyResearch theme: Energy
Research discipline: Chemistry
- Corrosion Polarization Curves
Corrosion polarisation curves can be difficult to interpret because the experimental curve is a composite one incorporating both the anodic and cathodic corrosion reactions. The team has used the appropriate thermodynamic and kinetic parameters inserted into the relevant mathematical functions to synthesise the true cathodic and anodic curves for the iron corrosion system. These curves are then combined to give the approximate synthesised experimental curve which is then matched to the experimental one. Finally, the matched curve is deconvoluted to show the true anodic and cathodic components (SYMADEC). The team has applied the programme to the corrosion of iron, carbon and low-alloy steels (Corrosion Science, 47 (2005) 3034).
Associate Professor Schweinsberg is currently using the above approach to study the corrosion of a zinc sacrificial anode alloy, and has a paper currently before referees in the journal Corrosion Science.
- Cathodic Protection
Associate Professor Schweinsberg is studying the Zn-Fe galvanic couple in saline solution. Different zinc alloys used as sacrificial anodes are under investigation.
Materials Engineering, Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (University of Queensland)
- MSc (University of Queensland)
- BSc (University of New South Wales)
- ASTC (Sydney College of Adv. Ed.)