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Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (2011) 18(2) 1- 11

Polymeric Materials for Scale Inhibition in Cooling Water Systems

Najwa S.Majeed, Chem. Eng. Dept., University of Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

Calcium carbonate deposition is generally predominant in cooling water-circulating system. For the control of calcium carbonate, scale formation two types of polymeric scale inhibitors were used Polyamino polyether methylene phosphonate (PAPEMP) and polyacrylaminde (PAA).Model of cooling tower system have been built up in laboratory scale. Experiments were carried out using different inhibitor concentrations (0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3) ppm, at water temperature of 40oC and flow rate of 150 l/hr. It was found that Polyamino polyether methylene phosphonate more effective than polyacryle amide’ as scale inhibitor in all used concentrations and the best inhibition efficiency (95%) was at (2.5) ppm of Polyamino polyether methylene phosphonate and (85%) with polyacryle amide at concentrations of (3) ppm.
The performance of the polymeric scale inhibitors was compared with a method used to control heavy calcium carbonate scale forming by the deposition of sufficiently thin protective calcium carbonate scale using sulfuric acid and depending on Ryznar stability index controlling method.

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Keywords: Scale inhibitor, Cooling towers, Polymeric materials, Polyamino polyether methylene phosphonate, Polyacryle amide, Ryznar stability index, Calcium carbonate deposition.

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TJES: Majeed, NS. Polymeric Materials for Scale Inhibition in Cooling Water Systems. Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences 2011; 18(2): 1-11
APA: Majeed, N. S., (2011). Polymeric Materials for Scale Inhibition in Cooling Water Systems. Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences, 18(2), 1-11.

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