Controlling the biocorrosion of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) on carbon steel using ZnO/chitosan nanocomposite as an eco-friendly biocide

P. Abdul Rasheed, Khadeeja A. Jabbar, Kashif Rasool, Ravi P. Pandey, Mostafa H. Sliem, Mohamed Helal, Ayman Samara, Aboubakr M. Abdullah, Khaled Mahmoud

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In this report, interlinked chitosan-ZnO nanocomposite at 10% ZnO (CZNC-10) is successfully used as green biocide for biofilm control and reduction of biocorrosion on carbon steel material. It was found that 250 μg/mL CZNC-10 can be used efficiently for the inhibition of sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) biofilm on carbon steel. The Rct values after 21 and 28 days of incubation in presence of CZNC-10 are almost 3.2 and 2.8 times higher than the control respectively, indicating a strong corrosion inhibition with 74% as maximum inhibition efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCorrosion Science
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019



  • Biofilm
  • Chitosan-ZnO
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Microbial corrosion
  • SRB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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