ELIF YÜKSEL and BÜLENT EKER
Trakya University, Agriculture Faculty, Agricultural Machinery Department, 59030 Tekirdag, Turkey
YÜKSEL, ELIF and BÜLENT EKER, 2005. An experiment on the corrosive effects on metals of agricultural insecticide chemicals that are used in agricultural combating equipment. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 11: 511-518
Today, corrosion control has recently gained importance in all sectors dealing with metal. Agricultural combating equipment are continuously exposed to corrosive effects of the atmosphere in which they are operated (like the effects of ambient conditions) and the insecticide chemicals used. Therefore, particularly the parts that have direct contact with insecticide chemicals must be made of such materials that have high resistance against corrosive effects. Corrosion at agricultural combating equipment is one of the most causes of material losses. It is estimated that this loss is about 4.5% of the gross national product (GNP) of our country (Anonymous, 2003a). The used metals are undergone certain special treatments until they are recovered to become usable again thus a great deal of money and energy is spent. Therefore, some protective methods must be employed for metals in order to minimize the waste of money and energy. In this paper the corrosive effects of insecticide chemicals that are used in agricultural combating equipment are studied.