Electrochemical and XPS studies of corrosion behaviour of a low carbon steel in the presence of FT2000 inhibitor
Corrosion behaviour of a new inhibitor (FT2000) is investigated in saline solution on a low carbon steel in the neutral aqueous media at 60 °C. Effect of sulphate ion is also studied. Corrosion rate, polarization resistance, and efficiency of the inhibitor are calculated. The nature of the protecting layer formed in the presence of the inhibitor is investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, XPS.