In situ corrosion control in industrial water systems

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The main objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a biocide and a corrosion inhibitor against the corrosion of a circulating pipe in a cooling tower. Isothiazolone was tested as the industrial biocide. The results showed that the biocide by itself or combined with a dispersant was not efficient to control corrosion in the industrial system. Corrosion rates of 0.324 mm/year were recorded in both the presence and absence of the biocide. Corrosion control was successfully accomplished by using a corrosion inhibitor. In the latter case the maximum corrosion rate of 0.024 mm/year were obtained.

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