Orange Peel Extract Mediated Silver Nanofluid as Corrosion Inhibitor for X80 Steel in Simulated Oilfield Scale Dissolver


  • Ekemini Ituen Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
  • Chukwudurom Dim Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
  • Ekerete BoEKOM Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria



Silver nanofluid was prepared by bio-reduction reaction between orange peels extracts (OPE) and silver nitrate and characterized by spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. Colloidal nanoparticles of sizes between 40 – 50 nm and spherical shape were obtained. The nanofluid was applied as anticorrosion additive to inhibit corrosion of X80 steel in simulated oilfield scale dissolver solution (1.0 M HCl) at various temperatures. The nanofluid (OPE-AgNPs) was 98.9 % and 84.3 % efficient at 30 ºC and 60 oC respectively as determined by weight loss measurement. In comparison with OPE, OPE-AgNPs shows better corrosion inhibition and higher resistance to thermal degradation. Some kinetic and thermodynamic models were used to characterize the inhibition process. OPE-AgNPs could be optimized and used as alternative anticorrosion additive for scale dissolution liquor in the industry.


Adsorption, Corrosion inhibitor, Orange peels extract, Silver nanoparticles, Electron microscopy


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How to Cite

Ituen, E., Dim, C., & BoEKOM, E. (2021). Orange Peel Extract Mediated Silver Nanofluid as Corrosion Inhibitor for X80 Steel in Simulated Oilfield Scale Dissolver. Journal of Metallic Material Research, 4(1), 26–30.


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