The purpose of this study is to develop green/natural corrosion inhibitors. Adina cordifolia leaves extract (ACLE) was screened for its corrosion inhibition potential for mild steel (MS) corrosion in 0.5 M H2SO4 medium.
Adina cordifolia (AC) leaves were subjected to cold ethanol extraction and concentrated after refluxed with double distilled water. The resultant concentrate was screened for corrosion inhibition studies using sequence of standard corrosion monitoring techniques, namely, gravimetric analysis, electrochemical studies and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Gravimetric analysis provided evidence that the prepared ACLE showed dose dependent corrosion inhibition; impedance study revealed that the ACLE increases the charge transfer resistance and decreases double layer capacitance while polarization curves indicated that ACLE acts as a mixed-type inhibitor. Further studies over MS surface/test solutions through SEM and Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy evident the formation of ACLE protective film protects MS.
AC’s methanol extract developed in this work can be used as a green corrosion inhibitor over industrial applications.
For the first time, AC leaves were tested as corrosion inhibitors for MS corrosion in 0.5 M H2SO4 medium. The results evidenced that ACLE will be a promising corrosion inhibitor, which could be usable in industries as a green corrosion inhibitor.
The authors thank the Thiagarajar College, Madurai for giving permission to carry out this research work.
Durvas Seshian, B., Pandian, B. and Durai, U. (2020), "
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