Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


CORROSION INHIBITION PROPERTIES OF MANGIFERAINDICA SEED EXTRACT ON MILD STEEL

Okoye, O. A.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Edeh, J. C.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Obi, A. I.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike



ABSTRACT

The corrosion inhibition of mild steel using Mangifera Indica (Mango fruit) seed extract as the inhibitor in different aqueous media was investigated. The weight loss, corrosion penetration rate and impact strength were obtained for each steel specimens after being removed from the respective media. After thirty-five (35) days exposure of the mild steel specimens in the various media (acidic, distilled and sea water) containing the inhibitor extract, the specimens lost 23.1%, 6.32% and 5.26% in acidic, distilled water and sea water respectively. Also, the mild steel specimens lost 41.05%, 15.79% and 13.68% in acidic, distilled water and sea water respectively without the inhibitor extract.



Keywords: Inhibitor Extract, Mangifera Indica, Corrosion Penetration Rate, Impact Strength


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Published
Friday, December 18, 2015

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Vol. 1 No. 2, DEC 2015

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