Electrochemical pretreatment for prevention of scale on metal surfaces

Sebastien Labille, Anne Neville, Gordon Michael Graham, Lorraine Scott Boak

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Recently interest has focused on understanding the relationship between heterogeneous nucleation and growth on pipeline surfaces because scale adhesion is recognised as a much more serious issue than homogeneous bulk precipitation. In an earlier study it was shown that formation of an inhibitor film on a metal surface was affected by the presence of certain cations, inhibitor concentration and electrode potential. The inhibitor film has a beneficial effect in preventing scale formation from a supersaturated solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Petroleum Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002


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