Orange Peel Extract Mediated Silver Nanofluid as Corrosion Inhibitor for X80 Steel in Simulated Oilfield Scale Dissolver

Ekemini Ituen (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria)
Chukwudurom Dim (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.)
Ekerete BoEKOM (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria)

Article ID: 3621

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jmmr.v4i1.3621

Abstract


Silver nanofluid was prepared by bio-reduction reaction between orange peels extracts (OPE) and silver nitrate and characterized by spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. Colloidal nanoparticles of sizes between 40 – 50 nm and spherical shape were obtained. The nanofluid was applied as anticorrosion additive to inhibit corrosion of X80 steel in simulated oilfield scale dissolver solution (1.0 M HCl) at various temperatures. The nanofluid (OPE-AgNPs) was 98.9 % and 84.3 % efficient at 30 ºC and 60 oC respectively as determined by weight loss measurement. In comparison with OPE, OPE-AgNPs shows better corrosion inhibition and higher resistance to thermal degradation. Some kinetic and thermodynamic models were used to characterize the inhibition process. OPE-AgNPs could be optimized and used as alternative anticorrosion additive for scale dissolution liquor in the industry.


Keywords


Adsorption; Corrosion inhibitor; Orange peels extract; Silver nanoparticles; Electron microscopy

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