The determination of the rate of corrosion of carbon steel in different aqueous environment
Nelson Ibezim Ekperi and Achinike Okogbule-Wonodi
Corrosion is one of the major issues we face today, hence, this research work was designed to determine the rate of corrosion of carbon steel in different aqueous environments. The correction is induced by the exposure of the carbon steel to different location or environment such as sea water environment, fresh water and alkaline environment, which contains oxygen and water, since these are one of the major agents of corrosion. This is based on the experiment which involves the immersion of carbon steel into these exposed locations and effect of different corrosion was considered. The exposure time varies between 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63 and 70 days, respectively. From this research, the behavior of corrosion of carbon steel have been examined and investigated based on the exposed location or environment and results revealed that the environmental conditions and corrosion agents has variable impact on the carbon steel.