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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 940579, 10 pages
Research Article

Effect of the Diesel, Inhibitor, and CO2 Additions on the Corrosion Performance of 1018 Carbon Steel in 3% NaCl Solution

1Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, CIICAp, Avenida Universidad 1001, 62209 Cuernavaca, MOR, Mexico
2Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas, Avenida Universidad s/n, 62210 Cuernavaca, MOR, Mexico
3Corrosion y Proteccion, Buffon 46, 11590 Mexico City, DF, Mexico

Received 26 May 2014; Revised 2 August 2014; Accepted 4 August 2014; Published 19 August 2014

Academic Editor: Stojan Stavber

Copyright © 2014 J. Porcayo-Calderon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In order to determine the diesel contribution in the coadsorption process of the oil-soluble inhibitors, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements have been carried out to study the performance of oil-soluble inhibitors in both presence and absence of diesel and CO2. The results showed that the presence of the oil phase provides some protection to the steel because the water-soluble fractions are capable of being adsorbed on the steel surface thereby reducing the corrosion rate. The oily phase does not contribute to the adsorption process of the inhibitor because the inhibitor is absorbed into the water-soluble fractions. The oil-soluble inhibitors are effective only when the solution is saturated with CO2. CO2 saturation causes a decrease in the pH of the solution causing both an increase of the inhibitor solubility and a better dispersion of the inhibitor into the electrolyte.