STP717: Treatment Methods for Geothermal Brines

    Phillips, SL
    Chemist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

    Mathur, AK
    Petroleum engineer, Texaco, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.

    Garrison, W
    Chemist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

    Pages: 18    Published: Jan 1980


    Abstract

    A survey is made of commercially available methods currently in use, as well as those which might be used, to prevent scaling and corrosion in geothermal brines. More emphasis is placed on scaling than on corrosion. Treatments are classified as inhibitors, alterants, and coagulants and are applied to control scaling and corrosion in fresh and waste geothermal brines. Recommendations for research in brine treatment are described.

    Keywords:

    geothermal energy, brines, brine treatment, scaling, scale prevention, corrosion prevention, inhibitors, coagulants


    Paper ID: STP30074S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30074S


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