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An effect of sodium dodecylsulfate on the corrosion of copper in sulphuric acid media
Regina Fuchs-Godec, Valter Doleček, 2004, original scientific article

Abstract: The effect of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) on copper corrosion in a solution of 0.5 M H2SO4 + x M SDS was studied using electrochemical polarisation measurements. The critical micelle concentration (CMC) of SDS in 0.5 M H2SO4 is 8 * 10-4 M, and the experimental concentrations of SDS were in the range below and above the CMC. It was found that SDS is a good anodic inhibitor at lower anodic overpotentials, i.e. very close to the rest potential. Adsorptionof the inhibitor obeys the Langmuir isotherm. Plots of log [▫$theta$▫/(1-▫$theta$▫)] versus log ▫$c_{inh}$▫ yielded straight lines with a slope change at the CMC. Accordingly, the CMC could be determined from these electrochemical measurements. The values of ▫$Delta$▫▫$G_{ads}$▫ calculated from the Langmuir plots are negative, suggesting that the inhibitive action of SDS in 0.5 M H2SO4 results from the electrostatic adsorption of C12H25SO4- ions onto the positively charged copper surface.
Keywords: electrochemistry, corrosion inhibitors, surfactants, potentiodynamic polarisation, corrosion kinetic parameters, copper, Langmuir isotherm, critical micelle concentration, sulphuric acid
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1235; Downloads: 89
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Inhibitory effect of non-ionic surfactants of the TRITON-X series on the corrosion of carbon steel in sulphuric acid
Regina Fuchs-Godec, 2007, original scientific article

Abstract: The corrosion inhibition characteristics of non-ionic surfactants of the TRITON-X series, known as TRITON-X-100 and TRITON-X-405, on stainless steel (SS) type X4Cr13 in sulphuric acid were investigated by potentiodynamic polarisation measurements. It was found that these surfactants act as good inhibitors of the corrosion of stainless steel in 2 mol L-1 H2SO4 solution, but the inhibition efficiency strongly depends on the electrode potential. Thepolarisation data showed that the non-ionic surfactants used in this study acted as mixed-type inhibitors and adsorb on the stainless steel surface, in agreement with the Flory-Huggins adsorption isotherm. Calculated Gads values are -57.79 kJ mol-1 for TRITON-X-100, and -87.5 kJ mol-1 for TRITON-X-405. From the molecular structure it can be supposed that these surfactants adsorb on the metal surface through two lone pairs of electrons on the oxygen atoms of the hydrophilic head group, suggesting a chemisorption mechanism.
Keywords: electrochemistry, corrosion inhibitors, non-ionic surfactants, Flory-Huggins isotherm, critical micelle concentration, sulphuric acid
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1428; Downloads: 85
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Topochemical modification of cotton fibres with carboxymethyl cellulose
Lidija Fras Zemljič, Peer Stenius, Janne Laine, Karin Stana-Kleinschek, 2008, original scientific article

Abstract: The research reported in this paper demonstrates that the capacity of cotton fibres to adsorb cationic surfactants as well as the rate of the adsorption process can be increased by adsorbing carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) onto the fibre surfaces; in addition, the adsorption can be restricted to the fibre surface. CMC was deposited by means of adsorption from an aqueous solution. The adsorption of N-cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) from an aqueous solution onto the CMC-modified fibres was measured using UVspectrometric determination of the surfactant concentration in the solution. Adsorption onto the cotton fibres was studied in a weakly basic environment (pH 8.5) where cotton fibres are negatively charged and the CPC ion is positively charged. Modification of the fibres by adsorption of CMC introduces new carboxyl groups onto the fibre surfaces, thereby increasing the adsorption capacity of the fibres for CPC. The initial rate of adsorption of CPC increased proportionally with the amountof charge; however, this rate slowed down at high degrees of coverage onfibres with a high charge. The adsorption of cationic surfactant to the anionic surface groups was stoichiometric, with no indication of multilayer oradmicelle formation. It was evident that the acidic group content of the fibres was the primary factor determining cationic surfactant adsorption to these fibres.
Keywords: textile fibres, cotton fibres, modification, carboxymethyl cellulose, acid groups, charge increase, conductiometric titration, phenol-sulphuric acid test, practical applications
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1357; Downloads: 87
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Effects of surfactants and their mixtures on inhibition of the corrosion process of ferritic stainless steel
Regina Fuchs-Godec, 2009, original scientific article

Abstract: The corrosion inhibition characteristics regarding mixtures of cationic/zwitterionic types of surfactant (Myristyltrimethylammonium bromide/Palmitylsulfo-betaineas), and non-ionic surfactant TRITON-X-405 mixed with 1 mM of KBr, as corrosion inhibitors for stainless steel (SS) (type X4Cr13) in aqueous solutions of 2 M H2SO4 were investigated using potentiodynamic polarisation measurements. The polarisation data showed that mixtures of the surfactants used in this study acted as mixed-type inhibitors, adsorbing on the stainless steel surface in agreement with the Flory-Huggins adsorption isotherm. The tensiometric results of this study suggest the existence of a second state of aggregation for zwitterionic/cationic surfactant mixtures. From these values of the free energy of adsorption, which in both mixtures decreased with respect to a single surfactant, we concluded that the adsorption in mixtures was stronger. The mixtures studied here showed good inhibition properties for ferritic stainless steel type X4Cr13 in 2 M H2SO4 solution.
Keywords: corrosion inhibitor, cationic surfactant, Zwitterionic surfactant, Flory-Huggins isotherm, Sulphuric acid
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1091; Downloads: 100
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Inhibition properties of TRITON-X-100 on ferritic stainless steel in sulphuricacid at increasing temperature
Regina Fuchs-Godec, Gregor Žerjav, 2009, original scientific article

Abstract: The inhibiting action of a non-ionic surfactant of the TRITON-X series (TRITON-X-100) on stainless steel type X4Cr13 in 1.0 M H2SO4 solution at five different temperatures was investigated by the potentiodynamic polarisation measurements. The inhibition efficiency has been calculated in the presence and in the absence of the inhibitor. The experimental data suggest that the inhibition efficiency increases with increasing concentration of the TRITON-X-100, and decreases with the increasing temperature. Adsorption of the non-ionic surfactant used here obeys the Flory- Huggins isotherm. The thermodynamic parameters, such as, the heat of adsorption, adsorption entropy, and the adsorption free energy, have been calculated by employing thermodynamic equations. Kinetic parameters, also been evaluated.
Keywords: non-ionic surfactants, corrosion inhibitors, sulphuric acid, Flory-Huggins adsorption isotherm
Published: 31.05.2012; Views: 1409; Downloads: 64
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The adsorption, CMC determination and corrosion inhibition of some N-alkyl quaternary ammonium salts on carbon steel surface in 2 M H2SO4
Regina Fuchs-Godec, 2006, original scientific article

Abstract: Electrochemical measurements were performed to investigate the effectiveness of cationic surfactants of the N-alkyl quaternary ammonium salt type, i.e. myristyltrimethylammonium chloride (MTACl), cetyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride (CDBACl), and trioctylmethylammonium chloride (TOMACl), as corrosion inhibitors for type X4Cr13 ferritic stainless steel in 2 M H2SO4 solution. Potentiodynamic polarization measurements showed that these surfactants hinder both anodic and cathodic processes, i.e. act as mixed-type inhibitors. It was found that the adsorption of the N-alkyl ammonium ion in 2 M H2SO4 solution follows the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Plots of log ▫$[/theta$▫/(1-▫$/theta$▫)] versus log▫$c_{inh}$▫ yielded straight lines with a slope, which changed drasticallyat the critical micelle concentration (CMC) of the surfactants studied. Accordingly, the CMC could be accurately determined from these measurements. The calculated values of the free energy of adsorption ▫$/Delta$▫▫$G_{ads}$▫ are, in cases when the charge on the metal surface is negative with respect to the PZC, relatively high what is characteristically for the chemisorption. On the other hand, for positive metal surfaces it is assumed that ▫$SO_4^{2-}$▫ anions are adsorbed first, so the cationic species would be limited by the surface concentration of anions. Accordingly ▫$/Delta$▫▫$G_{ads}$▫ values were lower in this case and the adsorption is due to merely electrostatic attraction, which is characteristically of physisorption.
Keywords: electrochemistry, corrosion inhibitors, cationic surfactants, Langmuir isotherm, corrosion kinetic parameters, critical micelle concentration, sulphuric acid
Published: 30.05.2012; Views: 2040; Downloads: 88
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