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M.M. Lachowicz and M.B. Lachowicz

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The paper presents the research results of the solenoid housing made of the Zn4Al1Cu alloy that was destroyed as a result of corrosion. Surface of the tested part showed macroscopically the features typical for white corrosion, and the resulting corrosion changes led to a disturbance of the alloy cohesion. The research performed have shown that the tested solenoid valve has intergranular corrosion as a reaction of the environment containing road salt. The corrosion was initiated in the areas of the alfa phase existence appearing in the eutectic areas which propagated over dendritic areas of the alloy. Initiation of the corrosion followed as a result of the galvanic effect of the alfa phase reach in aluminium showing higher electrochemical potential, in contact with the eta phase reach in zinc. The impact of the phase reach in lead present in the microstructure on the corrosion processes run was not found.

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M. M. Lachowicz and M. B. Lachowicz

This paper presents the mechanism of corrosion of austenitic steel in the presence of copper. It has been found that when corrosion occurs, the presence of copper in the corrosive solution in the neighbourhood of austenitic steel results in the intensification of the corrosion processes. In the macroscopic scale, austenitic steel constitutes a cathode, but since copper precipitates can deposit on it, the steel can locally pass to the active state and become an anode in the places where copper deposited, which leads to its local corrosion due to galvanic corrosion.

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A. W. Demiaszkiewicz, G. Polańczyk, B. Osińska, A. M. Pyziel, I. Kuligowska, J. Lachowicz and A. Sikorski

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In 2011-2013 1588 samples of dogs’ blood were examined for dirofilariosis using Knott method, as well as the Kingston and Morton method. The species of microfilariae was determined on the basis of morphometric characteristics. Samples were also examined using the Canine Heartworm Antigen Test. Positive samples were examined using a multiplex PCR assay for species confirmation. Microfilariae belonging to the species D. repens were found in the blood samples of dogs from all the provinces of Poland. The mean prevalence of this species observed in Poland was 11.7%. The range of intensity of infection was counted using the number of microfilariae found in 60 μl of blood amounted to between 1 and 158, and the mean intensity was 18 microfilariae. Microfilariae and antigens of D. immitis were not found in any examined blood samples.