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Research: Sunflower Oil is Corrosion Inhibitor

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Researchers at Kazan Federal University, in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, have recently published a paper detailing how sunflower oil could be useful in corrosion prevention.

Scientists are pointing more specifically to the material helping to avoid complications during oil and gas production in harsh, Arctic conditions.

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“Unique reagents have shown high efficiency during laboratory tests,” according to the university. “They can prevent freezing in wells when producing hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic. Our employees partnered up with colleagues from Russian Oil and Gas University, Shahid Beheshti University (Iran) and University of Isfahan (Iran).”

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Researchers at Kazan Federal University, in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, have recently published a paper detailing how sunflower oil could be useful in corrosion prevention.

Researchers note that there are ways to deal with what’s known as "gas hydrate plugs”—one of the most common and simplest of which is to cut them out.

“But this method has many drawbacks, is extremely ineffective, unsafe and, moreover, has long been outdated. This technology has been replaced by inhibitors. However, all of the currently existing inhibitors have different side effects: some are environmentally unsafe, others are too expensive,” researchers added.

So, researchers started focusing on budget-friendly, affordable and biodegradable products, adding it to the “recipe” for creating an inhibitor that is unique in its properties. Enter: sunflower oil.

“We found that sunflower oil can be modified in several ways, and many molecules can be synthesized from it,” said Research Associate Abdolreza Farhadian.“The presence of alkyl chains in its structure can improve hydrate inhibition. Sunflower oil-based molecules can easily degrade due to the presence of ester groups in their structure.”

Researchers reiterated that they were drawn to sunflower oil because they were looking for a basis for the synthesis of molecules that would be the least toxic, and biodegradable, with natural compounds.

“It should be noted that the new sunflower oil-based inhibitor also allows the simultaneous killing of two birds with one stone: gas hydrates and pipeline corrosion,” added co-author, Senior Research Associate Andrey Stoporev. “In the presence of such complications in oil and gas production, the proposed multifunctional inhibitors can be more effective than reagent mixtures used in industry.”

   

Tagged categories: Coatings; Coatings Technology; Coatings Technology; Corrosion; Corrosion inhibitors; Corrosion protection; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Research and development

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