CEBELCOR was founded in 1951 with the aim of combating corrosion by all means.
The major productions of CEBELCOR, as fundamental research, applied research and industrial applications are summarised in section Activities.
The list of publications of CEBELCOR is under Publications, and some of these publications can be downloaded there. You may visit this section regularly, as more publications will be available for downloading in the future.
Marcel Pourbaix (Milano 1948)
Marcel Pourbaix and his colleagues (1994)
The CEBELCOR Team (2000)
Nuclear wastes. Analysis of corrosion problems for the storage of high activity nuclear wastes: C-steel in concrete and clay, stainless steel in concrete, bentonite and clay.
Copper in bentonite and granite formations.
Municipal wastes: corrosion of superheaters in municipal waste incinerators.
Measurement of the true (ohmic drop-free) electrode potential (Correal system).
Detection of stray currents.
Moderate cathodic protection (MCP) of passive materials.
Cathodic protection of steel in concrete: criteria and surveillance.
AC induced corrosion. The Correac system to measure true peak potentials under AC.
Corrosion under disbonded coatings, under cathodic protection.
Accelerated wet and dry test method, mechanisms, weathering steels, experimental results, kinetics.
Corrosion in a natural gas storage plant.
Moderate cathodic protection of 13 Cr steel and duplex stainless steels without hydrogen damage.
Thermodynamics of the metal-S-H2O system.
Mechanisms of localised corrosion in H2S environment.
Edge creep corrosion.
Electrochemical monitoring of corrosion of steel in concrete.
Corrosion monitoring in the Channel Tunnel.
Cathodic protection of steel in concrete: criteria and measuring techniques.
Assessment of corrosivity of concrete.
Cycled tests (wet and dry) for the automotive industry.
Development of corrosion testing methods for exhaust systems, for brake systems
Correal system for measuring true potential (without ohmic drop error) in situ.
Correac systems for detection and assessment of AC influenced corrosion.
Measurement of the true potential in concrete as a criterion for cathodic protection.
Corrosion monitoring of rebar in concrete (Channel Tunnel).
Surveillance of a natural gas storage plant.
Monitoring crevice corrosion in food industries.
Susceptibility of copper pipes to pitting.
Pickling and passivation treatments to decrease the effects of inclusions on pitting.
Pickling and passivation without halides, for the nuclear industry.
Moderate cathodic protection (prevention of localised corrosion).
Criteria for cathodic protection of steel in concrete.
Water treatments for cooling circuits with different metals.
Design optimisation to avoid corrosion in hydrostatic sterilisers.
Influence of inclusions on initiation of pitting corrosion.
Moderate cathodic protection of supermartensitic steel flowlines.
Substitutes for chromium in stainless steels.
Role of tungsten and molybdenum on resistance to localised corrosion.
Rapid testing for material selection.
Water treatments for closed cooling circuits.
Design and surveillance.
Sheet-piling corrosion, corrosion in selective diffusion process for the enrichment of uranium, corrosion in water distribution systems (copper, galvanised steel), corrosion of buried pipelines under disbonded coating, denting in nuclear reactors.
"I found much pleasure and friendship working together with you and your colleagues", a greeting card presented by Marcel Pourbaix the year he died, in 1998.
Jaroslav Heyrovsky (1890-1967)
Inventor of the polarograph, Nobel Prize for Chemistry, here with Mrs. Heyrovsky in 1966.
One of the early potentiostat, Cebelcor 1961
Home made, incredibly fast and accurate, but the electronician had to be at hand, to check the electron tubes (ECC83, PL36 etc.).
Here, preparing lecture, in Braine-le Château, 1968
Dr. Venice Gouda
1966, Egypt. Marcel Pourbaix and Venice Gouda. At that time a distinguished electrochemist, Dr. Venice Gouda became Minister of State for Scientific Research in Egypt.
Prague, 1966 or 1972 ? The team of SVUOM : from left to right: Robert Bartonicek, Vladimir Cihal, Karel Barton, Milan Prazak
SIE, Société internationale d'électrochimie
SIE, Société internationale d'électrochimie or ISE, International Society for Electrochemistry was formerly named CITCE
Professor A.R.Berkem, Istanbul 1967
Professor Berkem (Turkey) was a distinguished member of CITCE (later: International Society of Electrochemistry ISE). Here, at the 1967 CITCE meeting in Istanbul, which he organized.
Professor at the Shandong University of Technology, China, visiting CEBELCOR in 1980-1983.
French group at CITCE 1967, Istanbul
From left to right: Philippe Berge, André Guilhaudis, J.M.Defranoux, Marcel Pourbaix, Gabriel Valensi (CITC 1967, Istanbul)
Centre Belge d'Etude de la Corrosion
Belgian Centre for Corrosion Study
Belgisch Studiecentrum voor Corrosie