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A Study of Eruca vesicaria, Bromelia hemisphaerica and Erythrina americana as Green Corrosion Inhibitors for Carbon Steel in Sulfuric Acid

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DOI: 10.4236/ampc.2016.62002    3,510 Downloads   4,022 Views

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A study of Eruca vesicaria, Bromelia hemisphaerica and Erythrina americana as eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors for 1018 carbon steel in 0.5 M H2SO4 has been carried out by using weight loss tests, potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measuremnts. Results have shown that the three extracts performed as good corrosion inhibitors, but the Eruca vesicaria exhibited the best performance followed by Erythrina americana. The three inhibitors formed a protective, passive film which protected the steel from corrosion. This was because they contain antioxidants present in their molecular structure with heteroatoms such as N, C and O like phenols, amino acids, etc., which react with metal and environment to form the protective film.

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Garcia-Ramirez, M. , Dominguez Patiño, G. , Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. , Dominguez-Patiño, M. and Dominguez-Patiño, J. (2016) A Study of Eruca vesicaria, Bromelia hemisphaerica and Erythrina americana as Green Corrosion Inhibitors for Carbon Steel in Sulfuric Acid. Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, 6, 9-20. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2016.62002.

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