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Performance of corrosion inhibitors on carbon steel in the geothermal environment of the Upper Rhine Graben (URG) depending on inhibitor concentration, temperature and hydrodynamic conditions - A laboratory study

Huttenloch, Petra; Zorn, Roman; Steger, Hagen; Schilling, Frank; Hater, Wolfgang

The effectiveness of amine and imidazoline-based corrosion inhibitors on carbon steel was compared in CO2
saturated artificial geothermal water. Weight loss tests were carried out under the influence of the stirring speed
in accordance with the conditions that exist on the production side (160 ◦C) and the injection side (80 ◦C) in
geothermal power plants in the Upper Rhine Graben (URG). Corresponding to a possible two-phase flow, the
corrosion behavior and inhibitor performance in the liquid and the gas phase was investigated. In addition,
depending on the inhibitor concentration and various hydrodynamic conditions, electrochemical tests such as
potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (80 ◦C) were carried out.

DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2021.102047
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 05.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0375-6505
KITopen-ID: 1000129143
Erschienen in Geothermics
Verlag Elsevier
Band 92
Seiten Article no: 102047
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 14.01.2021
Schlagwörter Inhibitor performance; Hydrodynamic conditions; CO2 corrosion; Electrochemical studies; Weight loss tests; Carbon steel
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