Forming of Corrosion Inhibitor Film during Turbulent Flow
The organic material named 4-amino-5-phenyl-4H-1, 2, 4-trizole-3-thiol (APTT) was studied as inhibitor for mild steel corrosion in 1.0 M HCl at 30 °C. The effects of turbulent flow on the inhibition process were characterized using open circuit potential (OCP), potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Turbulent flow condition experiments were simulated by Rotating Cylinder Electrode (RCE). Results obtained from changes of open circuit potential (OCP) with immersion time, potentiodynamic polarization, and impedance measurements all are in good agreement and indicated that the formation and the development of the inhibitor film were flow rate dependence. The scanning electron micrograph confirmed film structure is dependence of flow condition.
A. Y. Musa et al., "Forming of Corrosion Inhibitor Film during Turbulent Flow", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 540-544, 2011