ISSN 2305-6894

Maleic acid-based copolymers as silica scale control agents for aqueous systems

  • Z. Amjad
School of Arts and Sciences, Walsh University, N. Canton, Ohio, 44720, USA

Abstract: The inhibition of silica polymerization by homo- and copolymers containing different functional groups has been studied in aqueous solution. It has been found that silica polymerization reaction is preceded by an induction period that is dependent on silica supersaturation. The investigation in the presence of additives indicates that silica polymerization strongly depends on the additive composition, ionic charge, and molecular weight. This study also presents comparative performance data on bio- and synthetic polymers.

Keywords: silica, polymerization, inhibition, biopolymers, synthetic polymers

Int. J. Corros. Scale Inhib., , 5, no. 1, 1–11 PDF (791 K)
doi: 10.17675/2305-6894-2016-5-1-1

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