A synergistic effect between gluconate and molybdate on corrosion inhibition of recirculating cooling water systems

Hsin Hung Ou, Quynh Thi Phuong Tran, Po Hsun Lin

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Abstract

A new corrosion inhibitor (NCI) consisting of gluconate along with a relatively low amount of molybdate and nitrite was developed. A synergistic effect between molybdate and gluconate on the corrosion inhibition of C-steel was investigated. The polarization measurement indicates that the corrosion of C-steel in the presence of gluconate is thermodynamically and kinetically unfavorable as compared to that with molybdate alone. According to FIB-SEM, FTIR, and XPS experiments, an inhibition mechanism is proposed whereby the gluconate could bridge the molybdate and iron, which is responsible for the formation of the protective film against the corrosion of C-steel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalCorrosion Science
Volume133
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Carbon steel
  • Closed-loop cooling water system
  • Corrosion inhibitor
  • Gluconate
  • Molybdate

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