1st Edition

Sustainable Corrosion Inhibition Using Agricultural Waste An ESG Strategy

    240 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book discusses corrosion and inhibition using agricultural waste including the impact of corrosion on key emerging technologies such as 3D printing, clean energy, smart coating, and machine learning via environment, sustainability and governance and economies (ESG) approach. The advantages and disadvantages of using this eco-friendly, sustainable natural product as a corrosion inhibitor over other commercially available corrosion inhibitors is discussed.


    • Discusses the concept of Industry 4.0 in corrosion inhibition technology.
    • Explains how agricultural wastes are used in solving global corrosion challenges that aim to demystify machine learning, artificial intelligence, waste to wealth, and different industries.
    • Reviews in-depth inhibitor application in solving global challenges of housing, transport, oil and gas, amongst others.
    • Explores impact of corrosion on the environment, sustainability and governance and economies.
    • Examines corrosion and 3D printing focusing on history, materials, manufacturers, and trends.

    The book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in corrosion, materials science, and waste processing.

    1. Introduction 2. Corrosion Inhibitors: Fundamental Concepts 3. Introduction to Sustainable Corrosion Inhibitor 4. A Journey from Traditional to Agricultural waste as corrosion inhibitors 5. Modern testing and analyzing techniques in corrosion inhibition 6. Commercialization of Environmentally Sustainable Corrosion Inhibitors 7. Corrosion and Emerging Technologies 8. Corrosion and Additive manufacturing 9. Corrosion, Industrialization, Climate Change and Energy Security in the Global South 10. Corrosion and WASH/smart coating


    Omotayo Sanni is a researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. She obtained a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa with an Institutional award as the Doctoral Student of the year (Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment). She has demonstrated expertise leading to the publication of several reputable, peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations at national and international conferences.

    Kingsley Ukoba is a lecturer and researcher in the Mechanical Engineering Science department of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He obtained a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban in South Africa, graduating among the top 15 researchers. He coordinates the smart energy group for JENANO headed by Professor Jen. He is among the authors for the African Integrated Assessment report by the United Nations Environment Programme, African Union Commission, CCAC and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) joint publication.

    Jianwei Ren is currently working at the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) as a full professor andserving as the deputy director of ‘Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Research Centre’ at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). His current role is to drive the 4IR agenda for South Africa through the ALD technologies, and his research interests cover automatic data acquisition, process control, materials science & advanced manufacturing, H2& fuel cell technologies, ALD technologies, system integration, waste and drinking water treatment for sustainable environment.

    Tien-Chien Jen is the head of department of Mechanical Engineering Science at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, United States of America. Prof Jen received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), specializing in thermal aspects of grinding. He is currently leading the drive for application of Atomic Layer deposition equipment (first of its kind in Africa) for various applications (hydrogen, renewable energy, thin films, etc).