Inhibitive Potential of Prosopis Africana on Corrosion of Low Carbon Steel in 1M Hydrochloric Acid Medium

  • YUSUF LANRE SHUAIB-BABATA UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN
  • KOBE HASSAN IBRAHIM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, NIGERIA
  • OWOLABI IBRAHIM AMBALI UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, NIGERIA
  • ABOLORE RAHEEM YAHYA UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7192-8955
  • SULEIMAN KABIRU AJAO UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN
  • ISHAQ NA'ALLAH AREMU UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1737-8849
  • ABIBAT ATINUKE PELUMI UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN

Abstract

Recently, there is quest for the use of inexpensive, non-toxic, non-biodegradable, readily available and environmentally acceptable corrosion inhibitor. Studies have shown that these properties could be achieved through the use of plants as inhibitor. Inhibiting effect of Prosopis Africana (Iron Tree) seed extracts were assessed on a sample of low carbon steel in 1M HCl with varying proportion of the seed extract using gravimetric, Tafel polarization and gasometrical measurement techniques. The results show that weight loss/corrosion rate decreases with increase in the extracts’ concentrations.  Good inhibiting efficiency of Prosopis Africana extracts with optimum inhibiting efficiency of 97.7% at 1.0 g/l after 120 hours exposure in gravimetric measurement was attained. TAFEL polarization results revealed that the Prosopis Africana extract shows that the corrosion current density decreases with the increase in the concentration of the extract. The extract is found suitable as green inhibitor for corrosion of low carbon steel in the studied medium.

Author Biographies

OWOLABI IBRAHIM AMBALI, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, NIGERIA

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS & METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING (LECTURER)

ABOLORE RAHEEM YAHYA, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS & METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING (SENIOR TECHNOLOGIST)

SULEIMAN KABIRU AJAO, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS & METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING (LECTURER)

ISHAQ NA'ALLAH AREMU, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS & METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING (LECTURER)

ABIBAT ATINUKE PELUMI, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS & METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING (STUDENT)

Published
2019-06-15
How to Cite
SHUAIB-BABATA, Y. L., IBRAHIM, K. H., AMBALI, O. I., YAHYA, A. R., AJAO, S. K., AREMU, I. N., & PELUMI, A. A. (2019). Inhibitive Potential of Prosopis Africana on Corrosion of Low Carbon Steel in 1M Hydrochloric Acid Medium. International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture, 4(2), 66-76. https://doi.org/10.26776/ijemm.04.02.2019.04
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