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Corrosion Inhibition of Stainless Steel(314L) using Molasses

Ovri, J. E. O and Iyasara, A. C (2012) Corrosion Inhibition of Stainless Steel(314L) using Molasses. In: 2012 International Conference on Clean Technology & Engineering Management (ICCEM 2012), November 12 - 15, 2012, Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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The inhibition effect of molasses of varying concentrations (0.2g/L, 0.3g/L, 0.4g/L, 0.5g/L) on the corrosion of austenitic stainless steel (type 316L) in 0.5M tetraoxosulphate(vi )acid (H2SO4), Brine (6% NaCl), seawater (3% NaCl) and freshwater media was studied at room temperature. The corrosion rates of the steel were determined using the weight loss method for a period of fifty six days. The solution of the molasses inhibited the corrosion of the stainless steel samples to an extent depending on the concentration of the molasses and the type of medium. The results obtained showed that the higher the concentration of the molasses, the higher the inhibition efficiency (the lower the corrosion rate). The lowest corrosion rates were observed in freshwater medium while H2SO4 acid medium showed the highest corrosion rates. The inhibition is attributed to the physical adsorption of the inhibitor (molasses) on the surface of the stainless steel.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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: 09 Jan 2014 16:47
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 16:47

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