Dynamic electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and polarization studies to evaluate the inhibition effect of benzotriazole on copper-manganese-aluminium alloy in artificial seawater

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  • H. Gerengi,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Kaynaslı Vocational College, Corrosion Research Laboratory, Duzce University, 81900 Duzce (Turkey)
    • Department of Chemistry, Kaynaslı Vocational College, Corrosion Research Laboratory, Duzce University, 81900 Duzce (Turkey).

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  • P. Slepski,

    1. Department of Electrochemistry, Corrosion and Materials Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdansk (Poland)
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  • G. Bereket

    1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskisehir (Turkey)
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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.

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