Using electrochemical testing and modeling to assess the efficiency of a water-soluble inhibitor on the corrosion of 6061Al-15% (v)SiC (p)composite

Maithili Krishnananda, Prakasha Shetty, Preethi Kumari, Sneha Kagatikar

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Abstract

The corrosion behaviour of 6061Al-15% (v) SiC (P) composite was investigated in a 0.5M HCl medium using electrochemical techniques. A water-soluble inhibitor, N-(1-morpholinobenzyl) semicarbazide (NMSc), was synthesised to test its corrosion inhibition activity on 6061Al-15% (v) SiC (P) composite. The inhibitor showed cathodic-type behaviour and 95.42% inhibition efficiency at 2.56mM concentration and 303K temperature. The thermodynamic results revealed the inhibitor's physisorption, which followed Langmuir's isotherm model. A drastic reduction in corrosion current density in the inhibited medium indicates that the inhibitor effectively controls the deterioration of the composite in the HCl medium. A significant rise in polarisation resistance on increasing inhibitor concentration offers greater resistance for the charge transfer process, ensuring better control over the composite corrosion. The surface analysis by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) confirms the inhibitor film formation on the composite. The quantum chemical theoretical calculations supported the electrochemical results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-606
Number of pages14
JournalCorrosion Reviews
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science

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