Emeka E. Oguzie

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The corrosion inhibition of mild steel in sulfuric acid by methionine (MTI) was investigated using electrochemical techniques. The effect of KI additives on corrosion inhibition efficiency was also studied. The results reveal that MTI inhibited the corrosion reaction by adsorption onto the metal/solution interface. Inhibition efficiency increased with MTI(More)
Experimental aspect of the corrosion inhibition potential of adenine (AD), guanine (GU) and, hypoxanthine (HYP) was carried out using weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) methods while the theoretical aspect of the work was carried out by calculations of semi-empirical parameters (for AM1, MNDO, CNDO,(More)
The inhibition of low-carbon-steel corrosion in 1M HCl and 0.5M H(2)SO(4) by extracts of Dacryodis edulis (DE) was investigated using gravimetric and electrochemical techniques. DE extract was found to inhibit the uniform and localized corrosion of carbon steel in the acidic media, affecting both the cathodic and anodic partial reactions. The corrosion(More)
Heavy metal removal from domestic sewage was solubilized using HCl, HNO3, and H2SO4 at pH 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0. Results of analysis of digested samples analyzed with Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer showed that selenium (1030.9159, 1043.3573, 1097.0605, 1097.9538 mg/l) was the highest metal solubilized at pH 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0, respectively while(More)
In this study, we evaluate the use of different stainless steel (SS) materials as cost-effective cathode materials for electrochemical transformation of trichloroethylene (TCE) in contaminated groundwater. Ni, which is present in certain SS, has low hydrogen overpotential that promotes fast formation of atomic hydrogen and, therefore, its content can(More)
Perfluorodecyltrichlorosilane-based poly(dimethylsiloxane)-ZnO (FDTS-based PDMS-ZnO) nanocomposite coating with anti-corrosion and anti-fouling capabilities has been prepared using a one-step fabrication technique. XPS analysis and contact angle measurements showed the fluorine content to increase, while the hydrophobicity of the coatings decreased with(More)
Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) was studied as corrosion inhibitor for mild steel and aluminium in 0.5 M H2SO4 solution using weight loss and electrochemical techniques. The results revealed that HEC inhibited corrosion of mild steel and aluminium in sulphuric acid environment. Inhibition efficiency was found to depend on concentration of the inhibitor.(More)
Atomistic chemical inhomogeneities are anticipated to induce dissimilarities in surface potentials, which control corrosion initiation of alloys at the atomic scale. Precise understanding of corrosion is therefore hampered by lack of definite information describing how atomistic heterogeneities regulate the process. Here, using high-angle annular dark-field(More)
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