A Comprehensive Study on Crude Methanolic Extract of Daphne gnidium L. as Effective Corrosion Inhibitors of Mild Steel Induced by SRB Consortium

  • Djamila Djouahra-Fahem
  • Yassmina Angar
  • Lamine Mohamed Gana
  • Faiza Khoukhi
  • Salima Kebbouche-GanaEmail author


The aim of the present work is the evaluation of effect of methanolic extract obtained from Daphne gnidium against biocorrosion caused by sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB). Herein, the study of the influence of SRB consortium has been realized on the biological and electrochemical properties of the carbon steel API5LX60 immersed in water sample obtained from an Algerian oil field separator. The monitoring of the treatment effects on the SRB performance using kits test and weight loss methods showed a positive effect of the methanolic extract of D. gnidium as a corrosion inhibitor at a concentration of 0.8 g/L. In the other hand, the weight loss test has generated an efficiency rate of 95.99% at a concentration of 1.6 g/L. A linear polarization resistance approved these results, and they have given a yield of 91.14% with a polarization resistance value of 28.9 kΩ cm2 at a concentration of 0.25 g/L.


Daphne gnidium Biocorrosion SRB Weight loss tests Electrochemical tests Carbon steel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Djamila Djouahra-Fahem
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yassmina Angar
    • 3
  • Lamine Mohamed Gana
    • 4
  • Faiza Khoukhi
    • 4
  • Salima Kebbouche-Gana
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratoire Conservation et Valorisation des Resources Biologiques (VALCOR)Université M’Hamed Bougara de BoumerdesBoumerdesAlgeria
  2. 2.Faculty of Nature, Life and Earth SciencesUniversity of BouiraBouiraAlgeria
  3. 3.Laboratory of Treatment and Forming of PolymersUniversity of M’Hamed BougaraBoumerdesAlgeria
  4. 4.Division, Technology and Development Center of SONATRACHBoumerdesAlgeria

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