Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 28, Issue 8, pp 5088–5103 | Cite as

Electrochemical Frequency Modulation, Electrochemical Noise, and Atomic Force Microscopy Studies on Corrosion Inhibition Behavior of Benzothiazolone for Steel API X100 in 10% HCl Solution

  • I. DanaeeEmail author
  • P. Nikparsa


In this work, electrochemical and surface techniques were applied to study the corrosion inhibition effects of benzothiazolone. 10% HCl was used to simulate the oil and gas well-acidizing fluid. Electrochemical frequency modulation and potentiodynamic polarization indicated that this material has excellent inhibiting features in very low concentrations. The influence of DC trend on electrochemical noise data was evaluated by polynomial fitting, and the optimum polynomial order m = 4 was obtained. After detrending, the charge of corrosion reaction obtained by electrochemical noise decreased with increasing inhibitor concentrations. In addition, the inhibition efficiencies from electrochemical noise were in agreement with data obtained by other electrochemical methods. Surface studies illustrated that the corroded surface was smoother in the presence of benzothiazolone. Electrochemical impedance and noise showed that benzothiazolone blocked the electrode surface by adsorption obeying Langmuir isotherm. According to quantum calculation, S atom in benzothiazolone indicated more tendencies for electrophilic attack in adsorption process. The main reason for high inhibition efficiencies in very low concentrations was the planar and simplicity of inhibitor structure which led to increasing the efficiency of adsorption by functional group especially sulfur.


atomic force microscopy corrosion density functional theory inhibitor noise power spectral density 



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  1. 1.Abadan Faculty of Petroleum EngineeringPetroleum University of TechnologyAbadanIran

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