Effect of Temperature and Acid Concentration on Rhizophora mucronata Tannin as a Corrosion Inhibitor

  • Augustine Agi
  • Radzuan Junin
  • Mohd Ikhsan Zakariah
  • Thameem Basha Bukkapattanam
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Abstract

The effect of temperature and acid concentration on a newly formulated tannin as a corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in oil and gas facilities was investigated. Corrosion rate of carbon steel in HCl acid solutions (0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30%) by Rhizophora mucronata tannin (RMT) was studied using chemical (weight loss method) and spectroscopic (FTIR) techniques at various temperatures in the ranges of 26–70 °C. At 20% optimum concentration of acid, the FTIR result showed the presence of hydroxyl group, aromatic group, esters and the substituted benzene group, indicating the purity of the tannin. The increase in HCl acid concentration and temperature increased the corrosion rate, but the rate of corrosion was mild with RMT. Therefore, the use of RMT as a cost-effective and environmental-friendly corrosion-inhibiting agent for carbon steel is herein proposed.

Keywords

Rhizophora mucronata Tannin Corrosion inhibitor HCl acid Carbon steel Oil and gas 

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Acknowledgement

The authors would like to thank the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), for supporting this research through Research Management Grant Vot. No. Q. J30000.2546.14H50.

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Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Energy EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM SkudaiJohor BahruMalaysia

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