Investigating the Inhibitive Characteristics of Moringa Oleifera on the Corrosion of Mild Steel
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
Abstract: This work deals with the inhibitive characteristics of Moringa oleifera fruits and leaves extracts in Hydrochloric Acid solution and Sodium Hydroxide solution respectively on the corrosion of mild steel. This was carried out using weight loss and polarization techniques. The effects of immersion time, the effect of acid and alkaline concentration on the corrosion behavior of mild steel in 1.0M HCl and 1.0 NaOH with addiction of extracts were deduced. The fruits which were dried and
... unded to powder of 10g and the leaves which range from 25cm3 to 100cm3 were used for this study. The corrosion rate was very high in the absence of inhibitors (Moringa oleifera fruits and the leaves extracts). The mild steel was cut into coupon averaging a total surface area of 4.262cm2 . The sample was weighed and immersed into a beaker containing 1.0M NaOH with different volumes of moringa leaves and 1.0M HCl with 10g dried concentrated powdered moringa fruits with coupons removed every 7 days for weight loss measurements till 4 weeks. The corrosion rates were found to be decreased by 83% in 1.0M HCl and 78% in 1.0M NaOH respectively, values of inhibition efficiency (ࣁ (%were calculated from weight loss. The results obtained showed that the Moringa oleifera fruits and leaves extracts could serve as effective inhibitors on the corrosion of mild steel in HCl and NaOH respectively. Keywords: Moringa oleifera, Corrosion rate, Weight loss, Mild steel, Inhibitor.