Monitoring Corrosion in Aquifer Thermal Storage Systems – Dr Oliver Opel, University of Applied Sciences Heide Germany

Nov 7, 2019 | engineering and tech, trending

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Monitoring of microbially mediated corrosion and scaling processes using redox potential measurements’ in Bioelectrochemistry 97, 137 144.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2013.11.004

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Corrosion and scaling processes in water heating and cooling systems can create the need for hugely costly repairs. Until now, however, techniques to monitor the extent of the damage they inflict have been severely limited. In a 2013 study, Dr Oliver Opel and his colleagues at Leuphana University of Luenburg in Germany made significant strides towards tackling the issue by devising a method to accurately monitor corrosion and scaling in a large aquifer thermal storage system. Their technique was based on an easily determinable value named the redox potential.
 

 

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