Investigation on Ethylenediaminetetra-Acetic Acid as Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in 1.0M Hydrochloric Acid

  •  Ahmed Y. Musa    
  •  Abdul H. kadhum    
  •  Mohd Takriff    
  •  Abdul Daud    
  •  Siti Kamarudin    


The influence of ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid (EDTA) on the corrosion of mild steel in 1.0 M hydrochloric acid solution was investigated by means of potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The efficiency of EDTA was compared with thiourea. Primary results obtained revealed that EDTA performed as good corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in 1.0 M hydrochloric acid media comparing with thiourea. Polarization curves show that the behavior of EDTA and thiourea are mixed-type inhibitors. EIS shows that the control step for corrosion process is a charge transfer mechanism.

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