CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
(A premier R&D Institute in Electrochemistry)
Corrosion & Material Protection Projects Future Plan / Roadmap

Development of Solar paint for energy harvesting

  • Development of Transparent, Conductive and UV protective layer (Anode)
  • Development of Hole Transporting Material
  • Development of Active Layer
  • Development of Cathode Layer
  • Formulation of solar paint and its evaluation
  • Development of Intelligent coatings having nano/submicron reservoirs with controlled release of corrosion inhibitors

  • Fabrication polyelectrolyte shell made of polyelectrolyte multilayers and LDH sensitive to the pH changes in the local environment.
  • Development of  approaches for encapsulation of the anticorrosion inhibitors into nano/sub micron containers and its characterisation test their storage ability
  • Study  of release  mechanism of the inhibitor from the artificial defects
  • Optimization of  nanocontainer/coating composition  for achieving self-healing
  • Field trials of developed coatings at CECRI Mandapam Unit and OPMEC, Tuticorin and commercial exploration
  • Development of superhydrophobic coatings

  • Synthesis of sub-micron /  nano particles by various methods
  • Incorporation of synthesized nanoparticles into the conducting polymer matrix in the presence of suitable surfactants
  • Paint formulation with the sub-micron /  nano particles to achieve superhydrophobicity 
  • Nano patterning of surface to achieve superhydro-phobicity
  • Characterisation of the superhydrophobic coatings  and evaluation of corrosion protection
    performance of superhydrophobic coatings

    Development of self healing coatings based on mesoporous oxides

  • Synthesis and characterization of inhibitor filled mesoporous and tubular nano oxides
  • Formulation and evaluation of inhibitor filled mesoporous and tubular nano oxide incorporated primer
    for the steel structures
  • Formulation and evaluation of middle coat using nano oxides and Interpenetrating Polymer Network (IPN) as binder
  • Preparation and characterization of monomer filled microencapsules
  • Development of microencapsule incorporated smart  self healing coating as top coat
  • Characteristic evaluation of the coating system on steel panels in corrosive environments.

Development of anti fouling coatings using microencapsulated biocide

  • Synthesis  of microcapsule by various polymerization techniques
  • Synthesis of microcapsule  encapsulated with various biocides
  • Characterization microcapsule encapsulated with biocides and marine natural antifoulands
  • Formulation of Antifouling coating and its evaluation
  • 3RD Party/ user agency evaluation of the developed coatings and report preparation
  • Development of Intelligent corrosion sensing and Eco-friendly Prepaint Coatings

  • Screening,desisning and synthesis of suitable fluorescent material for corrosion sensing
  • Incorporation of fluorescence chemicals  as corrosion sensing elements in the conventional
    prepaint formulations and its optimization
  • Incorporation of fluorescence chemicals  as corrosion sensing elements in the eco-friendly coatings
  • Identification of fluorescent materials from natural organizms

Novel coatings systems to enhance the life of concrete structures using industrial waste products

  • Converting, optimizing and characterization of an industrial waste product in to a useful
    paint formulation additives / pigments.
  • Formulation of paint systems with optimized waste products for rebar coating
    and concrete surface coatings and corrosion performance evaluation of the same by short-term laboratory tests.
  • Formulation of paint systems with optimized waste products for rebar coating and
    concrete surface coatings and corrosion performance evaluation of the same by long-term laboratory tests
  • Corrosion performance evaluation of these coatings in actual field exposure by long-term field evaluation studies and to develop a model to predict the life of the coating systems.
  • Development of TBC in conventional organic coatings

  • Synthesis and characterisation of Yittria, Zirconia nano particles through sol-gel, hydrogel process
  • Synthesis of Yittria stabilized  Zirconia nano particles through sol-gel process and characterization
  • Development and characterization of ceramic binders, Siloxane binders
  • Formulation of TBC and its evaluation
  • 3RD Party/ user agency evaluation of the developed coatings and report preparation
  • Studies on corrosion inhibitors and scale inhibitors for cooling water systems

  • To study the effect of rare earth compounds such as cerium ions with carboxylate
    and phosphonate groups  as corrosion inhibitor for cooling water systems.
    Development of suitable, eco friendly and effective conducting polymer based scale inhibitor.
    The  corrosion inhibition efficiency of the formulation will be evaluated by  weight loss,
    potentiodynamic polarization, linear polarization and Electro