Green Advanced Coatings for Application on Steel Structures and Bridges

The objective of this project is to develop novel, nanotechnology-based green coatings for corrosion protection of new and existing steel highway infrastructure. Two coating systems will be investigated and compared to traditional steel anti-corrosive coatings. The two proposed coatings will use conductive polymer nanoparticles to provide electrochemical corrosion inhibition, carbon-black additives to improve the scratch resistance and toughness of these coatings, and metallic nanoparticles to improve the dispersion of the additives. The proposed new coatings will be compared to a traditional zinc-enhanced, epoxy-based coating for both mechanical strength and corrosion protection. The advantage of the nanotechnology-based coatings lies in their expected ability, with a very low concentration of additives, to provide significant corrosion protection while improving adhesion strength and scratch resistance. This could lead to significant savings in their life-cycle costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Exploratory Advanced Research


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    City College of New York

    Civil Engineering, Steinman T-127
    140th Street and Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Start Date: 20130701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34575

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01485421
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2013 1:01AM