We are a multidisciplinary research unit domiciled in the Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri. Our interests lie within the broad field of physical chemistry and materials science, including corrosion and corrosion protection; bio-resource utilization; biosorption; membrane transport phenomena; heterogeneous photocatalysis; surface chemistry of adsorbents and biosorbents. We use combined experimental and computational techniques to study the detailed mechanisms of these processes. Taking cognizance of the increasing awareness about the earth’s environment, we have recently initiated studies in the area of environmental electrochemistry, particularly electrokinetic remediation of soils and groundwater. Moreover, our research and development effort on corrosion can be useful for environmental and ecological protection.
The exploration of natural products of plant origin as sources of low-cost eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors is an essential field of study. The abundant phytochemical constituents of biomass extracts have considerable potential as readily available and renewable sources of a wide range of organic chemicals of prospective industrial significance. The extracts from plant leaves, barks, Read more about NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR MATERIALS PROTECTION (NPMP)[…]
In collaboration with the corrosion electrochemistry Group @ the State Key Lab for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang-China, we are investigating corrosion inhibition mechanisms on polycrystalline and nanocrystalline metal surfaces, with a view to deciphering the sensitivity of the interfacial processes to modifications in metal surface microstructure. Through an innovative mode Read more about EFFECT OF METAL SURFACE MICROSTRUCTURE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF CORROSION INHIBITORS[…]