Outgassing of moisture from anodized aluminum films

E. Bohon, E. Shero, F. Shadman, S. Biedrzycki, S. Seraphin

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A matrix of different anodized aluminum formulations was characterized using FESEM imaging to determine structural features and TGA to examine the moisture outgassing behavior. Formulations that included a boil sealing step produced a capped structure. Formulations that included an advanced sealing step did not produce this structure and exhibited protracted outgassing responses. A numerical model was developed based on the uncapped structure. The model incorporates structural measurements derived from imaging, and allows calculation of fundamental kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of the film by fitting the predicted outgassing behavior to the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalInstitute of Environmental Sciences - Proceedings, Annual Technical Meeting
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 43rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Institute of Environmental Sciences - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: May 4 1997May 8 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


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