A review of sacrificial anode and hybrid cathodic protection systems for the mitigation of concrete reinforcement corrosion

L. Holloway, W. Green, P. Karajayli, N. Birbilis

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Sacrificial (galvanic) anode and hybrid cathodic protection systems have recently become more prevalent in the concrete remediation and protection industry. The galvanic anode technologies have existed for over a decade and considerable research has been undertaken abroad to assess the performance of various systems. The hybrid systems have been developed in recent years. Uncertainty exists surrounding key performance parameters of such systems as well as robust independent guidelines for selection and design. A review of the available literature has been undertaken to identify what is currently understood about these technologies, their theoretical performance parameters, and examples of their actual performance in real life applications. From this basis, the authors also present a framework for the future development of adequate guidelines for the application of sacrificial anode and hybrid cathodic protection systems within Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association 2012
Subtitle of host publicationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia; 11-14 November 2012
Place of PublicationKerrimuir VIC Australia
PublisherAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781622769698
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2012: Corrosion and Prevention - Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Nov 201214 Nov 2012


ConferenceAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2012
Abbreviated titleCP 2012
OtherCorrosion Management for a Sustainable World: Transport, Energy, Mining, Life Extension and Modelling


  • Cathodic protection
  • Galvanic anodes
  • Hybrid system
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Sacrificial anodes

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