Self-healing performance of smart coatings modified with different corrosion inhibitors.
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Corrosion results in considerable materials and equipment failure. According to one survey, about 1/4 to 1/3 of the total interruption in industries is due to detrimental effects of corrosion. It is, therefore, important to prevent corrosion to guarantee the reliability of the assets. The present work aimed to explore the purpose of CeO2 as a carrier for corrosion inhibitors and its capability to release inhibitors, to achieve decent corrosion protection efficiency in epoxy-based polymeric nanocomposite coatings. Amine-based corrosion inhibitors (N-methylthiourea NMTU and Dodecylamine DDA) were used for CeO2 nano container modification, and corrosion inhibition efficiency has been explored utilizing electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution. Loading of inhibitor into nanocontainer has been confirmed through Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET). It was observed that 25% and 29.75% w/w of NMTU and DDA were loaded into nanocontainers, confirmed through Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) analysis. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis endorsed the formation of a protective layer on a scratch area to protect steel from the external environment. This protective layer played a very important role in protecting steel from progressing corrosion on the defect site from the aggressiveness of the solution. EIS measurements revealed the decent corrosion inhibition efficiency of these inhibitors in order of DDA>NMTU. As a result, they are a favorable solution for longer endurance of coated piping steel and decreased operation expense contributing to economic saves, materials reliability and safety
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