Natural thyme as volatile corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in HCI environment

Kumar, P Prem and Kannan, K and Natesan, M (2008) Natural thyme as volatile corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in HCI environment. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 50 (4). pp. 227-234.

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Thyme extract of Thymus vulgar L plant was evaluated as volatile corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in hydro-chloric acid environment with 100% Relative Humidity. The corrosion behaviour of thyme powder was studied by gravimetric method. Thyme impregnated craft paper was evaluated by gravimetric and electrochemical methods such as potentiodynamic polarization and AC impedance measur-ements. It was found that both powder and impregnated craft paper have significant inhibitive effect on mild steel in hydrochloric acid environment. The inhibition efficiency increased with increase in concentration from 250 to 750 mg/l vapour space for the powder and 250 to 1000 mg/ sq.ft for impregnated craft paper. At higher concentrations decrease in inhibition efficiency was observed. It may be due to the formation of soluble metal inhibitor complex in HCl environment. The adsorption be-havior of thyme obeys Temkin's adsorption isotherm. It has also found that thyme powder of concentration 750 mg/l vapour space and impregnated craft paper of concentration 1000 mg/sq. ft. offered the maximum inhibition efficiency.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Thyme; volatile corrosion inhibitor; mild steel
Divisions:Corrosion and Surface Engineering
ID Code:5104
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:08 May 2012 11:49
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