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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Petroleum Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2002|