Evaluation of the endocarp and epicarp extract of Cereus fricii cactus as a carbon steel corrosion inhibitor

Palabras clave: Cereus fricii, acid corrosion, alkaline corrosion, Langmuir isotherm

Resumen

Endocarp and pericarp extracts of Cereus fricii cactus were used to inhibit carbon steel corrosion in HCl and NaCl solutions by gravimetric assays. Extracts were mechanically obtained, concentrations were fixed and characterized by phytochemical testing and FTIR analysis, and the nature of inhibition was determined by calculation of Gibbs Free Energy. It was established that the extracts have the presence of tannins, saponins, and antioxidant compounds, which was corroborated by the FTIR analysis, showing peaks of absorbance corresponding to groups OH and COOH, with the endocarp extract presenting the highest proportion. Endocarp extracts with 5% concentration showed better performance in inhibiting corrosion than extracts obtained from epicarp, with percentages of 97.71 when inhibiting HCl and 73.91% with NaCl. The presence of tannins, saponins, and antioxidant compounds in extracts of the endocarp and epicarp favour inhibition of metal corrosion.

Biografía del autor

Ana García Guzmán

Ingeniero Químico y Especialista en Ingeniería Ambiental de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogotá, M.Sc. en Ingeniería Ambiental de la Universidad de Cartagena y Ph. D(c) en Agrociencias de la Universidad de la Salle. Miembro del grupo de investigación IDAB

Pedro Meza Castellar, Universidad de Cartagena

Ingeniero Químico y Especialista en Ingeniería Ambiental de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogotá, M.Sc. en Ingeniería Ambiental de la Universidad de Cartagena y Ph. D(c) en Agrociencias de la Universidad de la Salle. Miembro del grupo de investigación IDAB.

Candelaria Tejada Tovar, Universidad de Cartagena

Ingeniera Químico, M.Sc. en Ingeniería Ambiental de la Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, entre 2010 y 2012. Desde 1995 hasta la fecha, ha trabajado con la Universidad de Cartagena. Miembro del grupo de investigación IDAB.

´Ángel Villabona Ortiz, Universidad de Cartagena

Ingeniero Químico, M.Sc. en Ingeniería Ambiental en la Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, entre 2010 y 2014. Desde 1997 hasta la fecha, ha trabajado con la Universidad de Cartagena. Miembro del grupo de investigación IDAB.

Diofanor Acevedo Correa, Universidad de Cartagena

Químico Farmacéutico e Ingeniero de Alimentos de la Universidad de Cartagena, Especialista en Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos de la Universidad Nacional (Colombia) y Doctor en Ingeniería de Alimentos de la Universidad del Valle (Colombia). Es investigador del Grupo de Investigación IDAA de la Universidad de Cartagena y docente de planta de la misma universidad.

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2020-07-19
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García Guzmán, A., Meza Castellar, P., Tejada Tovar, C., Villabona Ortiz´., & Acevedo Correa, D. (2020). Evaluation of the endocarp and epicarp extract of Cereus fricii cactus as a carbon steel corrosion inhibitor. Entre Ciencia E Ingeniería, 14(27), 99-106. https://doi.org/10.31908/19098367.1798
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