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The influence of temperature on the corrosion inhibition of API 5L X42 pipeline steel in HCl medium by gum arabic

Hamza Bentrah (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria)
Abdelouahad Chala (Department of Materials Science, University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria)
Mounir Djellab (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria)
Youssouf Rahali (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria)
Hicham Taoui (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the influence of temperature (25-65°C) on the adsorption and the inhibition efficiency of gum arabic (GA) for the corrosion of API 5L X42 pipeline steel in 1M HCl.

Design/methodology/approach

Inhibition behaviour on steel in HCl has been studied in relation to the concentration of the inhibitor and the temperature using potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Thermodynamic parameters of adsorption were calculated from the viewpoint of adsorption theory.

Findings

The results show that at a temperature range from 25 to 65°C, GA was a good inhibitor for API 5L X42 pipeline steel, and its inhibition efficiency was significantly stable. The maximum inhibition efficiency (93 per cent) is obtained at 4 g L−1. In absence and presence of GA, there is almost no change in the corrosion mechanism regardless of the temperature. The adsorption of GA on steel surface is an exothermic process. The adsorption of GA involves physical adsorption.

Practical implications

The use of GA as an eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor is practical for carbon steel in HCl.

Originality/value

The stability of inhibition efficiency of GA at a temperature range from 25 to 65°C could find possible applications in acid pickling, industrial acid cleaning and acid descaling.

Keywords

Citation

Bentrah, H., Chala, A., Djellab, M., Rahali, Y. and Taoui, H. (2017), "The influence of temperature on the corrosion inhibition of API 5L X42 pipeline steel in HCl medium by gum arabic", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 64 No. 4, pp. 409-417. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-11-2016-1734

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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