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Corrosion Inhibition Of Pipeline Carbon Steel (N80) In CO2-Saturated Chloride (0.5 M Of KCl) Solution Using Gum Arabic As A Possible Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Inhibitor For Shale Gas Industry

Gaetano Palumbo, Marcin Górny, Jacek Banaś

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Abstract The inhibition effect of gum arabic (GA) was investigated using weight loss measurements and electrochemical techniques. The results show that the inhibition efficiency of GA increased with an increase in the concentration of the inhibitor but decreased with the temperature. Immersion time was found to have a profound effect on the corrosion inhibition performance of the inhibitor. Polarization measurements revealed that GA was a mixed-type inhibitor, with higher influence on the anodic reaction. The inhibitor followed the Temkin’s adsorption isotherm, and the values of the standard free adsorption energy indicate a mixed-type adsorption, with the physical adsorption being more dominant. SEM–EDS and FT-IR measurements were also employed to support the findings.