Inhibition of Pipeline Steel Corrosion in 0.5 M H2SO4 Using Cotyledon of Chrysophyllum Albidum

E.P. Othaki, N.C. Ngobiri
2020 Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management  
The corrosion inhibition characteristics of Chrysophyllum albidum cotyledon extract was studied as a green and sustainable corrosion inhibitors for pipeline steel in acidic environment attemperatures, 303,313 and 323K using gravimetric technique.The results obtained showed that the inhibition efficiency increased with increase in extract concentration but decrease with increase in temperature. The extract attained an inhibition efficiency of 94 % with 5 g/L at 303 K and 52.2 % with 1 g/L at
more » ... % with 1 g/L at 333K. Also increase in concentration of the extract lead to increase in activation energydepicting an exothermic process.Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) studies showed the mode of inhibition as adsorption of phytochemicals from the extract on pipeline steel surface. Langmuir adsorption isotherm best fitted into the adsorption process which is spontaneous and physical. Keywords: Chrysophyllum albidum, Pipeline steel, Inhibition, Adsorption.
doi:10.4314/jasem.v24i4.22 fatcat:ghlwjdi5azgc5f35242tk2gk3y