Special Issue "Eco-Friendly Corrosion Inhibitors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2023 | Viewed by 465
Corrosion, by definition, is the deterioration of a metal by chemical or electrochemical interactions with the surrounding environment, representing significant economic losses in industrialized countries. Therefore, it is important to develop strategies to prevent and/or minimize damages caused by corrosion, whether being in aeronautical, industrial, or biomedical applications. Among the various existing methods to avoid or prevent metal degradation, protective coatings and corrosion inhibitors are the most common, playing an important role in the protection against corrosion processes.
Corrosion inhibitors have excellent anti-corrosive properties; however, concerns have been raised about their toxicity and significant damage to the environment. In particular, there is greater concern when used on biomedical-grade metals. This, along with increasingly stringent environmental regulations, has progressively led to the replacement of toxic corrosion inhibitors with non-hazardous ones. Therefore, non-toxic and eco-friendly natural corrosion inhibitors have been extensively researched in recent years in an attempt to respond to increased environmental awareness.
The aim of this Special Issue of Materials is to provide original research and critical reviews on eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors. Areas of interest include the development, characterization, and application of eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors and coatings for the corrosion protection of metals used in different applications.
Dr. Isabel Sousa
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- corrosion protection
- corrosion inhibitors
- functional coatings