Metolazone compound as corrosion inhibitor for API 5L X-52 steel in hydrochloric acid solution
The aim of this research is to evaluate the inhibitive effect of metolazone on API 5L X-52 steel in 2 M HCl solution using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), potentiodynamic polarization techniques within a temperature range of 303 to 323 K. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was also employed to study the morphology of the corroded coupons in 2 M HCl solution and in the presence of the inhibitor. The efficiency of the inhibition depends on the concentration of metolazone and reaction system temperature. The maximum inhibition efficiency values were 92.7 and 90.7%, respectively, for both EIS and polarization techniques at the temperature of 303 K. The electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS) studies reveal that the process of inhibition is through charge transfer. Potentiodynamic polarization (PDP) studies showed that metolazone is mixed-type inhibitor. The metolazone adsorption characteristics on API 5L X-52 steel surface was found to be spontaneous and obeyed Langmuir adsorption isotherm and the mechanism of adsorption suggest chemisorptions. The inhibition efficiency of metolazone drug obtained by electrochemical methods was in good relationship with each other.
KEY WORDS: Metolazone drug, API 5L X-52 Steel, SEM, Electrochemical, Corrosion inhibition
Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2020, 34(2), 407-418