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Failure Evaluation of Aluminum Alloy in 2 M Hydrochloric Acid in the Presence of Cola acuminata

Ajayi, O. O. and Omotosho, O. A. and Ajanaku, K. O. and Olawore, Babatunde 0. (2011) Failure Evaluation of Aluminum Alloy in 2 M Hydrochloric Acid in the Presence of Cola acuminata. Environmental Research Journal, 5 (4). pp. 163-169. ISSN 1994-5396

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Hydrochloric acid induced damage of alwninwn alloy in the presence of Cola acuminata extract was investigated using gasometric technique. Alwninwn alloy coupons of dimension 4 em by 1 em were immersed in test solutions of free acid and also those containing extract concentrations of 2-5 cm3 at ambient temperature for 30 min. The volwnes of hydrogen gas evolved as a result of the reaction rate were recorded and analyzed. The outcome revealed that maximwn inhibitor efficiency which corresponds to the lowest corrosion rate was obtained at optimwn inhibitor concentration with reduction in the corrosion rate observed to follow in order of increasing extract concentration. The mechanism of interaction between the phytochemicals in the plant extract and ahnninlllll alloy swface was best described by the Fnnnkin isotherm with 6 and 14 min becoming the best exposure time for the phytochemicals in extract concentrations of 3-5 cm3 to suitably adsorb to metal alloy surface. Statistically modeling the corrosion rate yielded a significant relationship suitable for estimating corrosion rate values once concentration of the extract is known. In addition, the superficial analysis revealed that crack growth rate slowed do\Vll and irregular intermetallic phases were more mriform as extract concentration increased.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmentally induced cracking, green inhibitors, hydrogen evolution, regression analysis, allllllinlllll allo , Nigeria
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 11:35
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 11:35

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