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Corrosion inhibition study of Stainless steel in Acidic medium– An Overview

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of chemistry, Chettinad college of Engineering and Technology, Karur- 639114, Tamilnadu, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, Periyar EVR College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli – 620023, Tamilnadu, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 87-95, April,18 (2013)


Inhibition of corrosion with different types of stainless steel, medium and inhibitors has been reviewed. Corrosion can be controlled or minimized by the use of inhibitors. Acids are frequently used to remove such scales including hydrochloric acid (HCl), sulphuric acid (H2SO4), sulfamic acid (H3NSO3) and phosphoric acid (H3PO3). There is a continuous search for better corrosion inhibitors to meet the need of the industrial expectations. The inhibition’s efficiency of inhibitor compounds is strongly dependent on the structure and the chemical properties of the film formed on the metal surface. The adsorption of inhibitors on the metal surface through polar atoms will prevent corrosion. The protection of metals from corrosion is analyzed by many technologies such as weight loss, Open Circuit Potential (OCP), Potentiodynamic Polarization, Electrochemical Impedance Spectra (EIS), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray Diffraction spectroscopy (XRD), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), FTIR, UV-Visible spectra and adsorption study.


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