Chicken Feather Powder as Corrosion Inhibitor for Aluminium in NaOH Solution

J. Manikandan, R. Subramanian, G. Chinnadurai, S. Buvaneswari, N. Manikam, A. Mohamed Musthafa
2015 Asian Journal of Chemistry  
A B S T R A C T Modified chicken feather reduced the corrosion rate of mild steel in drilling mud as deduced from electrochemical potentiodynamic polarization technique, albeit, with observed infestation of the test environment by microbes over protracted exposure period of 92 days. The corrosion rates with and without the addition of 0.3g of hydrolyzed feather per 100 ml of drilling mud were 1.70 and 1.95 mm/yr, respectively; which corresponded to inhibition efficiency of 13% over the
more » ... % over the immersion period. The corresponding charge transfer resistances, a measure of corrosion rates were 1480.4 and 1780.0 Ω, respectively; in the uninhibited and hydrolyzed-feather inhibited environments. The voltage over the double layer capacitor as obtained from the polarization studies numerically increased from À0.907 to À0.948 V which indicated adsorption of moieties in the inhibitor and probably some corrosion products on the surface of the mild steel specimen.
doi:10.14233/ajchem.2015.18560 fatcat:s37eum3cpnaevasfr5tolgtvxq