Inhibitive and adsorption behaviour of carboxymethyl cellulose on mild steel corrosion in sulphuric acid solution

M. M. Solomon, S. A. Umoren, I. I. Udosoro, A. P. Udoh

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Abstract

Chemical methods were used to assess the inhibitive and adsorption behaviour of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) for mild steel in H2SO4 solution at 30-60 °C. Results obtained show that CMC act as inhibitor for mild steel in H2SO4. The inhibition efficiency was found to increase with increase in CMC concentration but decreased with rise in temperature, which is suggestive of physical adsorption mechanism. The adsorption of the CMC onto the mild steel surface was found to follow Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich adsorption isotherm models. The inhibition mechanism was further corroborated by the values of activation parameters obtained from the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1317-1325
Number of pages9
JournalCorrosion Science
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A. Acid
  • A. Carboxymethyl cellulose
  • A. Mild steel
  • C. Adsorption
  • C. Corrosion inhibition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science

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