Citric acid as natural corrosion inhibitor for aluminium protection


Solmaz R., KARDAŞ G. , Yazici B. , ERBİL M.

CORROSION ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.43, no.2, pp.186-191, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/174327807x214770
  • Title of Journal : CORROSION ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-191

Abstract

The inhibition effect of citric acid on the corrosion behaviour of aluminium in 2M NaCl solution (pH2) was studied with the help of potentiodynamic polarisation, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and linear polarisation resistance (LPR) techniques. The experimental results showed that citric acid inhibits the corrosion of aluminium in NaCl solution and the inhibition efficiency depends on its concentration. The protection efficiency increases with citric acid concentration up to a critical value of 1.0 x 10(-5) M. At higher concentrations, the inhibition efficiency reduced again with increasing concentration. The mechanism of inhibition was attributed to the adsorption of citric acid onto the metal surface.