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Keywords:

  • adsorption;
  • corrosion;
  • electrochemical techniques;
  • thermodynamic properties

Abstract

The effect of benzotriazole (BTA) on the corrosion of a new type copper-manganese-aluminium (CMA) alloy in artificial seawater was investigated using dynamic electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (DEIS), linear polarization resistance, and Tafel extrapolation methods. Measurement results obtained from those three methods showed that corrosion rates decreased while BTA concentration increased. This clearly indicates that BTA inhibits the corrosion rate of CMA in artificial seawater. Although there are consistent results obtained from all these three methods, the results of the percent inhibition efficiency, IE (%), values obtained from DEIS method should be calculated from the charge transfer resistance (Rct) values obtained after 5 h.