Inhibition of aluminum corrosion in 0.1 M Na2CO3 by Ricinus communis oil


  • Imane Hamdou
  • Mohamed Essahli
  • Abdeslam Lamiri



The study was carried out using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technique. The inhibition efficiency was found around 87 % with 1600 ppm of inhibitor. The efficiency was accentuated with the increase of the concentration while it decreased with the rise of the temperature. Analysis of the polarization curves revealed that the Ricinus communis oil is considered as a mixed inhibitor. The Influence of the temperature was also studied, the values of the activation energy showed that the inhibition occurred by physisorption. 


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