Study of the Use of Plant Based Materials as Corrosion Inhibitors

Presenter's Name(s)

Jamie KeelFollow
Mia GrassoFollow

Abstract

The corrosion of metals that make up our infrastructure greatly undermine its integrity, costing over 276 billion dollars per year. Synthetic corrosion inhibitors are currently used to aid in mitigating such degradation, however these inhibitors are toxic to humans and aquatic life, necessitating innovative and sustainable solutions. Recently, plant-based substances such as green tea, and similar organic materials rich in polyphenols, have been shown to provide effective corrosion resistance. This research investigates a sustainable solution based on naturally available plant-based substances whose extract can be applied as a coating to inhibit oxidation that leads to premature metal corrosion or failure.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Raju Badireddy

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program/Major

Engineering

Primary Research Category

Engineering & Physical Sciences

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Study of the Use of Plant Based Materials as Corrosion Inhibitors

The corrosion of metals that make up our infrastructure greatly undermine its integrity, costing over 276 billion dollars per year. Synthetic corrosion inhibitors are currently used to aid in mitigating such degradation, however these inhibitors are toxic to humans and aquatic life, necessitating innovative and sustainable solutions. Recently, plant-based substances such as green tea, and similar organic materials rich in polyphenols, have been shown to provide effective corrosion resistance. This research investigates a sustainable solution based on naturally available plant-based substances whose extract can be applied as a coating to inhibit oxidation that leads to premature metal corrosion or failure.