ISSN 2305-6894

Environmentally friendly inhibitor of the corrosion of mild steel: Commercial oil of Eucalyptus

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1 Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, PO Box: 27272, UAE
2 Laboratory of Valorization and Technology of Saharian Resources (VTRS), Faculty of Technology, Hamma Lakhdar University, 39000, Algeria
3 Laboratory of Applied Analytical Chemistry, Materials and Environment, Faculty of Science, B.P. 717, 60000 Oujda, Morocco
4 Mechanical & Energy Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, Mohammed Premier University, Oujda, Morocco

Abstract: A study assessing plant extracts as green corrosion inhibitors is important because of the potential cost effective and environmental benefits. This study employed a strategy to evaluate the effectiveness these molecules against corrosion of mild steel in acid media. Many plant extracts have been used as corrosion inhibitors of iron or steel in acidic media. This research aims to examine the effects of commercial oil of Eucalyptus on inhibition of corrosion with mild steel in hydrochloric acid by means of gravimetric, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic measurements. The results of the polarization curves show that the corrosion current density decreases from 3618 μA/cm2 to 87 μA/cm2 with the addition of the Eucalyptus inhibitor. The charge transfer resistance increases from 17 Ohm·cm2 to 185 Ohm·cm2 in the electrochemical impedance spectrum after the addition of the oil Eucalyptus inhibitor in the more concentrated solutions It is found that the adsorption of our green inhibitor on steel surface obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm equation. The inhibition efficiency was found to be increased with increasing immersion time of samples in the solution. The polarization plots indicate that the studied Eucalyptus inhibitor affects both the anodic metal dissolution, and the catholic hydrogen evolution acting as a mixed type inhibitor.

Keywords: Eucalyptus, commercial oil, inhibition, corrosion, mild steel, green inhibitor

Int. J. Corros. Scale Inhib., , 8, no. 3, 573-585 PDF (873 K)
doi: 10.17675/2305-6894-2019-8-3-8

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