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The corrosion of mild steel in maize juice, acidified maize juice and acetic acid environments.

Loto, C. A. and Adesomo, M. A (1988) The corrosion of mild steel in maize juice, acidified maize juice and acetic acid environments. The corrosion of mild steel in maize juice, acidified maize juice and acetic acid environments., 7 (1).

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Abstract

The corrosion behaviour of mild steel in maize juice, acidified maize juire and acetic acid environments was studied in this investigation. The observed corrosion reaction of the steel's surface in these environments seems to be predominantly that of general corrosion. The acetic acid environment was found to be the most corrosive. The maize juice was the least aggressive environment and this might be due in part to the firm formation that tends to passivated the steels surface. The strength properties (load-to-failure and time-to-fracture) decreased with increase in exposure time in the three environments. The hydrogen atoms prod1,1a:d during the corrosion reaction could diffuse into the steel matrix to cause hydrogen embrittlement of the steel.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 15:38
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 15:38
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/1383

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