Corrosion behavior of carbon steel in the CO2 absorption process using aqueous amine solutions

Amornvadee Veawab, Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul, Amit Chakma

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Abstract

The present study provides comprehensive information on the effects of process parameter variations on the corrosion behavior of carbon steel in CO2 absorption systems using aqueous amine solutions. The process parameters of interest are amine type, concentration of the amine solutions, solution temperature, CO2 loading, and oxygen content. An electrochemical testing technique was used for determining the system corrosiveness in terms of polarization behavior and corrosion rate. The experimental results suggest that the corrosion behavior is considerably sensitive to the variations in the process parameters. Increases in amine concentration, solution temperature, CO2 loading, and oxygen content accelerate the corrosion rate in the systems. In addition, different amine types yield different degrees of the system corrosiveness. Comparisons of the corrosiveness among single amine systems as well as between mixed amine systems and their precursors are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3917-3924
Number of pages8
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume38
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

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