TITLE

A nonlinear kinetic model introduced for the corrosion inhibitive properties of some organic inhibitors

AUTHOR(S)
Martinez, S.; Metikoš-Huković, M.
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Electrochemistry;Dec2003, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p1137
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Corrosion kinetics of low-carbon steel in hydrochloric acid was studied at various concentrations of mimosa tannin inhibitor. This system was subjected to impedance spectroscopy and quasi steady-state polarization. The inhibition efficiency, η was derived from the corrosion current, icorr and charge transfer resistance, Rct data. The fractional surface coverage as a function of the inhibitor concentration was calculated from the rate of hydrogen evolution reaction (h.e.r.) at constant cathodic potential. Based on the theoretical model and the observed experimental relationship between the ratio of the corrosion current densities in the uninhibited and the inhibited systems and the surface coverage, the relative influences of the geometric blocking action and the energy effect of the inhibitor on the corrosion process were estimated. Fitting of the nonlinear model to the experimental data was carried out by the Levnberg–Marquardt nonlinear fit method implemented into the programming system Mathematica®. Restructuring of the adsorbed layer and change in the orientation of adsorbed inhibitor molecules upon the increase of surface coverage was assumed on the basis of the experimentally observed functional relationship of the double layer capacitance and the surface coverage. The results were explained with respect to the molecular properties of the inhibitor – geometry and size of the molecule, electronic orbital structure and dipole moment.
ACCESSION #
16781856

 

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