|Management of the oxide layer (PbO2) is the key to enhanced anode performance in a harsh working environment. As with other aspects of anode manufacture, we have developed a surface finish for optimum electrochemical performance. The alloy plays a role as does the surface roughening. Our environmentally safe surface pre-treatment for zinc anodes rapidly produces a thin, adherent film of PbO2 on the rough, irregular surface with a deep, micro-texture featuring indentations of up to 1mm.
||The MnO2 forms over the protective film of PbO2. Surface treatment of Zinc anodes is also critical in minimizing initial mud formation.
The continuous build-up of oxidation products causes short-circuits, decreases conductivity, and compromises the structural integrity of the anodes if the corrosion process penetrates into the anodes. RSR Anodes are less prone to such issues and engineered for optimal performance.