Investigating the effectiveness of galvanizing in metals that are used in water tanks with respect to their hardness, by performing corrosion with usage of water vapor”

Gül, Mehmet Emre (2010) Investigating the effectiveness of galvanizing in metals that are used in water tanks with respect to their hardness, by performing corrosion with usage of water vapor”. other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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Abstract

Water is essential for life. It is not coincidence that the first living organisms generated in water or that we can live for weeks without eating but only maximum one week without drinking. These are researched by scientists and found out that enzymes need water to be activated and that’s why water composes big parts of bodies of living organisms. As not all cities are constructed near seaside, the carriage of water problem arouses. It becomes such a problem that it can be the determining factor for electing the mayor. I started my extended essay from questioning the difficult organization of distributing and storing water in big cities. The lack of raining makes the storage important. Therefore, I focused on storage of water and found out that there are several ways of building water reservoirs and there is a big difference in costs. The most popular two were those made of stainless steel and those that are galvanized. As galvanized ones are cheaper, I asked the question if galvanization is effective enough to build durable water reservoirs. I developed my own method and compared a galvanized metal to a non-galvanized metal and see the durability that galvanization adds to a metal. In my experiment I recorded mass values in order to calculate the rate of corrosion. My experiment showed me that although the non-galvanized metals had increasing graphs of mass, the galvanized metals’ masses didn’t change. In the end, I concluded that galvanization is effective enough to build durable water reservoirs. Having the high cost of stainless steel and the durability that galvanization adds to metals, galvanization could be the most effective method for many societies especially in economical crisis time.

Item Type: Thesis (other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Serenay Tarhan Güler IB Notu: D
Uncontrolled Keywords: water tanks, corrosion, water vapor, chemistry, kimya
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 12:59
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2011 11:49
URI: http://tedprints.tedankara.k12.tr/id/eprint/119

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