Corrosion Induced on Aluminum by Biodiesel Components in Non-Oxygen Environments

Fabiola Vergara-Juarez, Jesus Porcayo-Calderon, Juan Pablo Perez-Orozco, Macdiel Emilio Acevedo-Quiroz, Victoria Bustos-Terrones, Alfredo Quinto-Hernandez*

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Biodiesel is a mixture of saturated and unsaturated Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAMEs) whose composition affects the corrosion behavior of metal containers during storage. This study examines the effect of the C=C bond present in selected FAMEs (Methyl Stearate, Methyl Oleate, and Methyl Linoleate) in aluminum corrosion in the absence of oxygen. First, mass loss assays were carried out at 100, 200, and 280 °C for 1000 h using pure Methyl Stearate (MS), 5% Methyl Oleate in Methyl Stearate (MS-5% MO), and 5% Methyl Linoleate in Methyl Stearate (MS-5% ML). Next, chemical changes in FAMEs were studied using FTIR, TGA, and GC/MS. SEM/EDS analysis allowed us to inspect the aluminum surfaces and their chemical characterization. We estimated higher corrosion rates for MS assays than those of unsaturated methyl ester mixtures. In a separate set of experiments, we used electrochemical techniques (potentiodynamic polarization, linear polarization resistance, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) to investigate aluminum corrosion induced by thermal-degraded products from FAMEs at 100, 200, and 280 °C for 300 h able to dissolve in aqueous extracts. These electrochemical experiments revealed that the products in the aqueous extracts from the unsaturated methyl ester mixture form a passive layer on the Al surface thicker than pure MS at the corresponding degradation temperatures.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo1821
EstadoPublicada - abr. 2024

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