This study analyzed the gravimetric and electrochemical effects of C16H13N3O3 (methyl-5-benzoyl-2-benzimidazole carbamate: Mebendazole) on mild steel corrosion in 0.5 M H2SO4, for gaining insights on correlation and significance of differences between the two corrosion-monitoring techniques. For the gravimetric method, weight loss of mild steel specimens immersed in different C16H13N3O3 concentrations mixed in the 0.5 M H2SO4 were obtained for corrosion rates and inhibition efficiencies estimations. For the electrochemical approach, mild steel samples were subjected to potentiodynamic polarization experiments in the different C16H13N3O3 concentrations in 0.5 M H2SO4 that were employed for the gravimetric technique for obtaining instrumental readout of corrosion rate. Results showed that the corrosion rate from the electrochemical experiments exhibited excellent linear correlation (R = 99.91; Nash-Sutcliffe Efficiency = 99.83) with the dataset obtained from the gravimetric corrosion assessments. Both the gravimetric and electrochemical monitoring of mild steel corrosion gave inhibition efficiencies, η > 90%, by the different C16H13N3O3 concentrations for the study. Also, homeoscedastic and heteroscedastic student's t-test statistics indicated that the differences between the corrosion inhibition efficiencies from the electrochemical and gravimetric techniques were not significant, p-value = 0.9729, but significant for their corrosion rates: 1.52 × 10-6 > p-value > 8.15 × 10-9.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2019|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, ICESW 2019 - Ota, Nigeria|
Duration: 3 Jul 2019 → 8 Jul 2019