Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta
versão impressa ISSN 0872-1904
VIJAYALAKSHMI, P.R.; RAJALAKSHMI, R. e SUBHASHINI, S.. Corrosion Inhibition of Aqueous Extract of Cocos nucifera - Coconut Palm - Petiole Extract from Destructive Distillation for the Corrosion of Mild Steel in Acidic Medium. Port. Electrochim. Acta [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.1, pp. 9-21. ISSN 0872-1904.
The inhibitive effect and adsorption properties of petiole extract obtained from destructive distillation of cocos nucifera for the corrosion of mild steel in 0.5 M H2SO4 and 1 M HCl were investigated using mass loss, polarization and electrochemical impedance techniques of monitoring corrosion. The results obtained indicate that petiole extract of cocos nucifera behaves as good inhibitor for the corrosion of mild steel in 0.5 M H2SO4 and 1 M HCl. Activation energy of thermodynamic parameter was evaluated from temperature studies result. The adsorption of the inhibitor on mild steel surface was found to be spontaneous, endothermic and consistent with the assumptions of Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The electrochemical measurements reveal that the petiole extract behaved like mixed type inhibitor. Efforts are made to analyze the effectiveness of petiole extract of coconut palm in industrial processes.
Palavras-chave : corrosion inhibition; mild steel; adsorption; cocos nucifera petiole; GC-MS.