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Corrosion studies of C38 steel by alkaloids extract of a tropical plant type

Abstract : Alkaloids extract of Aspidosperma album was tested as corrosion inhibitor for C38 steel in 1 M HCl by using polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Potentiodynamic polarization curves indicated that the plant extract behaves as mixed-type inhibitors. Impedance measurements showed that the double-layer capacitance decreased and charge-transfer resistance increased with increase in the inhibitors concentration and hence increasing in inhibition efficiency. The effect of temperature on the corrosion behavior of C38 steel in 1 M HCl with and without addition of plant extract was studied in the temperature range 25 – 55 °C. The adsorption of the inhibitor molecules was in accordance with the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The results obtained show that this plant extract could serve as an effective inhibitor for the corrosion of C38 steel in hydrochloric acid.
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M. Faustin, M. Lebrini, Florent Robert, C. Roos. Corrosion studies of C38 steel by alkaloids extract of a tropical plant type. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, ESG 2011, 6, pp.4095-4113. ⟨hal-01097107⟩



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