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The study of henna leaves extract as green corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in acetic acid

HG Chaudhari, RT Vashi


The inhibitive action of henna (Lawsonia Inermis) leaves on mild steel in acetic acid solution have been investigated by weight-loss, A C impedance and potentiodynamic polarization measurements. The study indicates that as acid concentration increases corrosion rate increases. The corrosion inhibition efficiency increases with increase in concentration of extract. The result obtained revealed that henna leaves extract act as an efficient inhibitor. The adsorption of the henna leaves extract obeyed Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The calculated thermodynamic parameters indicated that the adsorption was a spontaneous, exothermic process accompanied by an increase in entropy. Cathodic and anodic polarization curves show that henna leaves extract is a mixed-type inhibitor.

Keywords: corrosion; mild steel; acetic acid; henna leaves extract; green inhibitor
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