Nanotech 2009 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2009 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2009: Life Sciences, Medicine, Diagnostics, Bio Materials and Composites

Environment, Water, Health, Safety and Society Chapter 7

Use of different natural Extracts from Tropical plants as Green Inhibitors for Metals

Authors: W. Bogaerts, T. Vuthi, P.H. Phong, P.H. Hanh, D.C. Linh, R. Addul

Affilation: University of Leuven, Belgium

Pages: 403 - 406

Keywords: Inhibitors, Tropical plants extracts, corrosion, metal

Abstract:
The authors present an overview of the work & results obtained in the framework of a bilateral cooperation program between Belgium and Vietnam to discover new environmentally-friendly corrosion inhibitors or ‘harmless corrosion inhibitors to nature” based on components from naturally-occurring tropical plants. A few hundreds of tests/experiments of a dozen selected tropical plant-extracts as corrosion inhibitors have been performed employing electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), potentiostatic and potentiodynamic polarization techniques. The efficiency of these extracts, i.e. slow down or reduce corrosion of a metal/alloy when added to a given environment with different concentrations is illustrated.

Use of different natural Extracts from Tropical plants as Green Inhibitors for Metals

ISBN: 978-1-4398-1783-4
Pages: 590
Hardcopy: $179.95