Major Advances in Corrosion Inhibitors and Anti-corrosion Research

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical and Molecular Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 118

Special Issue Editor

Department of Chemistry, Dongguk University, Seoul 04620, Republic of Korea
Interests: material science; corrosion science; electrochemistry; spectroscopy; analytical chemistry; green chemistry; natural product chemistry; bio science; food chemistry; nanotechnology
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Dear Colleagues,

Corrosion occurs in many aspects of our lives, affecting a range of objects, from cars to cooking utensils and household appliances, and is also common in other materials such as ceramics, rubber and plastics, as well as in a wide spectrum of industries such as energy, automotive, aerospace, and medical, among others. Corrosion may cause potential material failure, safety issues and large economic costs.

Corrosion is inevitable but can be controlled. Various types of corrosion inhibitors and processes have been studied to protect materials and devices. This Special Issue aims to discuss corrosion inhibitors and emerging anti-corrosion techniques. To that end, we welcome research results including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Different types of corrosion inhibitors and new corrosion inhibitors for specific environments;
  • Corrosion inhibitors’ design, preparation, performance evaluation, action mechanism and failure analysis;
  • Theoretical simulations, experimental studies, and test technology of corrosion inhibitors;
  • Sustainable development and E3 concepts (efficiency, economy and ecology), toxicological evaluations, environmentally friendly inhibitors, biomass corrosion inhibitors, aiming for higher efficiency and lower costs;
  • Corrosion coatings and related techniques;
  • Industrial applications’ development, such as materials processing, petrochemical plants, oil and gas wells, fuels industry, heating systems, metal products, reinforcing bars in the concrete and mining industries, etc.

This Special Issue provides a thorough introduction to anti-corrosion research, including experimental, theoretical, and modelling studies, as well as research concerning its applications. We welcome original full papers, communications, and reviews on this topic.

Dr. Prabakaran Mayakrishnan
Guest Editor

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  • anti-corrosion
  • corrosion inhibitor
  • metal corrosion
  • alloy corrosion
  • corrosive solutions
  • corrosion prevention
  • coatings
  • surface modification biomass corrosion inhibitors
  • green corrosion inhibitors
  • acidic inhibitor
  • volatile inhibitor
  • vapor phase inhibitor
  • anodic inhibitors
  • cathodic inhibitors
  • mixed inhibitors
  • volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCI) synthetic corrosion inhibitors
  • heterocyclic corrosion inhibitors
  • MW/US-derived corrosion inhibitors
  • ionic liquid corrosion inhibitors
  • organic corrosion inhibitors
  • carbon allotropes corrosion inhibitors
  • electrochemical corrosion
  • electrochemical test
  • environmentally friendly

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