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oa South African Journal of Chemistry - Optimization and electrochemical study on the control of mild steel corrosion in hydrochloric acid solution with bitter kola leaf extract as inhibitor - research article

Volume 71 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0379-4350

 

Abstract

Response surface methodology was applied to predict the optimum control of mild steel corrosion in acid medium with bitter kola leaf extract as inhibitor. The experiment was carried out to investigate the mutual interactions between the considered independent variables and the expected responses. Thermometric, gravimetric, potentiodynamics polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy were used in the corrosion inhibition study. As a supplementary technique, infrared spectroscopy was used to analyze the pure extract and corrosion products and it was observed that some peaks shifted while some disappeared. Inhibition efficiencies of 88.24 %, 86.81 %, 90 %, 89.5 % and 85.3 % were obtained from optimization, thermometric, gravimetric, potentiodynamics polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic techniques, respectively. The bitter kola leaf extract behaved as a mixed-mode inhibitor. Application of response surface methodology in this study was found to be good in predicting the optimum range for controlling of metal corrosion thereby reducing the number of experimental runs.

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2018-01-01
2019-02-17

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