Inhibition effects of LAB and LABS on iron corrosion in chlorine solutions at different temperatures

Zor S., YAZICI B., Erbil M.

CORROSION SCIENCE, vol.47, no.11, pp.2700-2710, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.corsci.2004.11.002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2700-2710
  • Keywords: surfactants, inhibitors, iron, chloride solutions, MILD-STEEL, NONIONIC SURFACTANTS, HCL SOLUTIONS, ARMCO IRON, ACID
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the corrosion of iron is studied using gravimetric and potentiodynamic polarization method at different temperatures and at pH 9 level in 0.1 M NaCl solutions containing different concentrations of linear alkyl benzene (LAB) and linear alkyl benzene sulphonate (LABS). Potentiodynamic polarization experiments show that corrosion rate in presence and absence of LAB and LABS increases with increasing temperature from 303 to 338 K. The corresponding activation energies are determined. Moreover, the protective film formation on metal surface is investigated by means of FTIR. It has been concluded from the results that LABS is more effective in preventing iron corrosion than LAB, (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.