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Controlled release and synergistic effects of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) on phosphate corrosion inhibitor at the interface of thermal insulation and carbon steel

Zhouyang Lian (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Chemical Experiment Building, Nanjing, China.)
Lirui Yuan (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China.)
Wuji Wei (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China.)
Qing Zhou (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China.)
Juncheng Jiang (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China.)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to study the controlled release and synergistic effect of water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) on phosphate corrosion inhibitor at the interface of thermal insulation cotton/carbon steel.

Design/methodology/approach

This study was carried out using a coating method, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and AC impedance.

Findings

The single-phase phosphate particles were coated/adsorbed on the PVA film, which was formed on the fiber surface of corrosion inhibitor/PVA-impregnated rock wool sample. On the surface of Q235 steel, an effective protective film was formed by the corrosion inhibitor with partially dissolved PVA that can significantly increase the polarization resistance of corrosion reaction, and reduce the capacitive reactance of electric double layer. The rock wool impregnated with the phosphate corrosion inhibitor and 1.5 per cent PVA showed obvious controlled release and inhibition synergism.

Originality/value

The rock wool impregnated with the phosphate corrosion inhibitor and 1.5 per cent PVA showed the following advantages: the adsorption and release quantities of the corrosion inhibitor increased by 3.3 and 2.9 times, respectively; the release-adsorption equilibrium time increased from 2 to 6 h; and the corrosion inhibition efficiency increased from 61.55 per cent to 94.6 per cent.

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Citation

Lian, Z., Yuan, L., Wei, W., Zhou, Q. and Jiang, J. (2015), "Controlled release and synergistic effects of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) on phosphate corrosion inhibitor at the interface of thermal insulation and carbon steel", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 62 No. 2, pp. 109-115. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-10-2013-1312

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