Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : A.Majed, Rana

Experimental and Numerical Study of CO2 Corrosion in Carbon Steel

Dalia M. Jomaa; Ali H. Jawad; Rana A.Majed

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 15, Pages 2885-2904

This research involves study corrosion of low carbon steel under static and flow
conditions at 200L/h in the absence and presence of CO2 at two rates 9 and 30 ml/min
at four temperatures by electrochemical method using potentiostat. Numerical model
was achieved to compare between the experimental and theoretical results to estimate
corrosion rate. The results show that the presence of CO2 under static conditions
shifts the Ecorr toward noble direction, while under flow condition the presence of CO2
shift Ecorr toward active or noble direction at two rates of gas. The data of corrosion
rate in mm/y indicate that the presence of CO2 with two flow rate increased the rate
compared with the case of absence of CO2 under static conditions except one case,
while under flow conditions, the presence of 9 ml/min. CO2 increases the corrosion
rate, while the presence of 30 ml/min. CO2 decreases the rate because of formation
FeCO3 scale except at 298K. A Mathematical model was done which show the
volumetric flow rate of CO2 and finally the corrosion rate of CO2 correlated with
dimensionless groups and independent parameters.