Evaluation of plant extracts as corrosion inhibitors for Cu-alloys in river water

Kalpana, Y and Roy, S and Alka, (2014) Evaluation of plant extracts as corrosion inhibitors for Cu-alloys in river water. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 56(1) (NON-SCI). pp. 59-66.

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In power utilities, cooling water management is vital and one of the tasks is to combat scaling and corrosion in heat exchanger tubes. It is a general practice in power stations to add inhibitors to the cooling water to reduce the corrosion of the metals. Commercial inhibitors are very much effective but at the same time, disposal of such chemicals is considered to be hazardous to the environment. Hence, a need exists for environmental friendly corrosion inhibitors. From the little information available in literature, extracts of some plant materials have been found to inhibit corrosion of steels and copper alloys in river water as well as in sea water. This paper describes the evaluation of environmental friendly plant extracts of Neem leaves, Turmeric, Coffee and Tea as corrosion inhibitors for copper alloys in river water. Copper alloys chosen were admiralty brass, Cu-Ni (70/30) and Cu-Ni (90/10). These extracts are evaluated by electrochemical polarization and impedance techniques.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.nmlindia.org/7189
Uncontrolled Keywords:Inhibitors, Corrosion, Impedance, Polarization, Electrochemical studies, Azadirachta (neem), Curcuma (Turmeric), Thea (tea), Coffee beans.
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:7189
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:19 Mar 2015 11:17
Last Modified:19 Mar 2015 11:17
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