What’s new with Airable? – Corrosion Inhibitor

August 1, 2022 Ohio Soybean Council

This week in the lab, Alex Shand has been working on a soy-based corrosion inhibitor. Corrosion inhibitors are used to reduce, slow down, or prevent corrosion of metal substrates. Corrosion is a naturally occurring process of converting a refined metal into a more chemically stable oxide compound. Corrosion inhibitors are able to slow/prevent this process by forming a protective oxide film on the surface of the metal. Using a chemically modified derivative of soybean oil, Airable has demonstrated inhibition of corrosion on steel plates in an acid solution. For more information about Airable and our mission for sustainability, check out our website: https://www.airableresearchlab.com/.