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Title: Preventing MIC through experimental, on-line fouling monitoring

Abstract

Classic water conditioning of large industrial cooling circuits requires a practical chemical approach to control corrosion, scaling, and fouling. One or more of these areas may be destabilized when a system experiences a change in its applied cooling water chemical treatment technology. When determining the consequences of alternative chemical water treatment programs, special attention to biofilm formation must be given, since this type of fouling represents the potential for subsequent microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC). During the evaluation stage, a fouling monitor can be used to assess the formation of a biofilm, to determine its effect on corrosion rates, and to evaluate treatment efficacy for the control of sessile microorganisms. Such a model was used to develop a water treatment recommendation for a cooling system which will be required to convert to an alternative water treatment technology. This approach to MIC prevention can be applied to related systems which may be subject to underdeposit corrosion.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Betz Water Management Group, Beaumont, TX (United States)
  2. Betz Labs., Trevose, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
109934
Report Number(s):
CONF-950304-
TRN: IM9543%%235
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Conference: Corrosion `95: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) international annual conference and corrosion show, Orlando, FL (United States), 26-31 Mar 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Corrosion/95 conference papers; PB: 5788 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; COOLING SYSTEMS; BIOLOGICAL FOULING; CORROSION; CONTROL; MICROORGANISMS; CORROSIVE EFFECTS; ANTIFOULANTS; PERFORMANCE; WATER TREATMENT; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Bloch, K P, and DiFranco, P. Preventing MIC through experimental, on-line fouling monitoring. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Bloch, K P, & DiFranco, P. Preventing MIC through experimental, on-line fouling monitoring. United States.
Bloch, K P, and DiFranco, P. Sun . "Preventing MIC through experimental, on-line fouling monitoring". United States.
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abstractNote = {Classic water conditioning of large industrial cooling circuits requires a practical chemical approach to control corrosion, scaling, and fouling. One or more of these areas may be destabilized when a system experiences a change in its applied cooling water chemical treatment technology. When determining the consequences of alternative chemical water treatment programs, special attention to biofilm formation must be given, since this type of fouling represents the potential for subsequent microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC). During the evaluation stage, a fouling monitor can be used to assess the formation of a biofilm, to determine its effect on corrosion rates, and to evaluate treatment efficacy for the control of sessile microorganisms. Such a model was used to develop a water treatment recommendation for a cooling system which will be required to convert to an alternative water treatment technology. This approach to MIC prevention can be applied to related systems which may be subject to underdeposit corrosion.},
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