Ethanol extract of Musa acuminate peel as an eco-friendly inhibitor for the corrosion of mild steel in [H.sub.2]S[O.sub.4]

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Authors: N.O. Eddy, S.A. Odoemelam and A.O. Odiongenyi
Date: Jan. 1, 2008
From: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences(Vol. 2, Issue 1.)
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,156 words
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Inhibition of the corrosion of mild steel by ethanol extract of Musa acuminate peel has been studied using hydrogen evolution and thermometric methods of monitoring corrosion. The result of the study revealed that different concentration of ethanol extract of Musa acuminate peel inhibit mild steel corrosion. Inhibition efficiency of the extract was found to vary with concentration, temperature, period of immersion, pH and electrode potentials. Values of activation energy of the inhibited corrosion reaction of mild steel were greater than the value obtained for the blank. Thermodynamic consideration revealed that adsorption of Musa acuminate extract on mild steel surface was spontaneous and occurred according to Langmuir and Frumkin adsorption isotherms. Physical adsorption mechanism has also been proposed for the adsorption of the inhibitor. Key word: Corrosion of mild steel, Inhibition, Musa acuminate peel

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Eddy, N.O., et al. "Ethanol extract of Musa acuminate peel as an eco-friendly inhibitor for the corrosion of mild steel in [H.sub.2]S[O.sub.4]." Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, vol. 2, no. 1, 2008, p. 35+. Gale Academic Onefile, Accessed 15 Dec. 2019.

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