The corrosion protection of stainless steel in phosphate fertilizer industry

Singh, Rajesh Kumar (2010) The corrosion protection of stainless steel in phosphate fertilizer industry. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 52 (2). pp. 173-180.

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Corrosion is one of the major problems in phosphate fertilizer industry. During processing of phosphate fertilizer strong conc. sulphuric acid is used which generates corrosive environment that affect metal and cost of production. In phosphate fertilizer industry, most of the equipments are made of stainless steel and when it comes in contact of corrosive environment several types of corrosion takes place like galvanic, pitting, crevice, stress, cracking, embitterment, blistering and soon. To check corrosion in this abetting environment organic inhibitors are used like N, N'-di-2-amino-diphenylthiourea, N, N'-dinaphthyllthiourea and N, N'-di-2-amino-dinaphthyllthiourea. The anticorrosive behaviour of these inhibitors are studied at different concentrations and temperatures. The physical and chemical adsorption phenomena of inhibitors were studied with help of Arrhenious, Langmuir, Frundlich and Temkin equations. The corrosion rate was determined by gravimetric and potentiostatic polarization techniques. These inhibitors are aromatic inhibitors which are highly electronic rich compounds to work against corrosion in acidic medium. N, N'-di-2-amino-dinaphthyllthiourea show maximum inhibition efficiency 83% among N, N'-di-2-amino-diphenylthiourea and N, N'- dinaphthyllthiourea. These inhibitors are adhered to the metal surface by physical bonding indicating the result of thermodynamical parameters.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Corrosion Inhibitors, Potentiostatic polarization, Thermodynamical parameters
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:2562
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:14 Mar 2011 10:38
Last Modified:09 Feb 2012 12:57
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