• Akoma Chigozie S. Department of Physics Electronics, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria 2 Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Osarolube Eziaku Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Abumere O. E. Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria




Chrysophyllum Albidum, Potentiodynamic Polarization, Corrosion Inhibition, Inhibitor, Carbonated Drinks, Corrosion Rate

Abstract [English]

The corrosion behavior of mild steel in carbonated drinks produced by Nigerian Breweries (Fanta, Sprite and Coke) was studied in the presence and absence of an eco-friendly inhibitor, Chrysophyllum albidum using Potentiodynamic polarization technique at 25 °C. Results showed that Chrysophyllum albidum reduced the current density (icorr), which in turn means that the corrosion rate was reduced significantly. The inhibition efficiency was found to be 93%, 78.6% and 87.5% for Fanta, Sprite and Coke respectively. The study also showed that Chrysophyllum albidum functioned as a mixed-type corrosion inhibitor in the three environments studied and therefore presents it as a long-term inhibitor for the corrosion of mild steel.


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How to Cite

Chigozie, A., Eziaku, O., & O. E., A. (2018). ELECTROCHEMICAL STUDIES FOR CORROSION INHIBITION OF MILD STEEL BY CHRYSOPHYLLUM ALBIDUM EXTRACT. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 6(1), 415–420. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v6.i1.2018.1636