Eco-Friendly Inhibitors for Erosion-Corrosion Mitigation of API-X65 STEEL in CO2 Environment
The study of chemical mitigation of erosion-corrosion of API-X65 Steel in a multiphase system containing brine, CO2 gas, and sand at different shear stresses with two eco-friendly inhibitors are reported. The inhibitors investigated are a commercial grade synthetic product and a natural inhibitor (Aloe vera). The mass loss, linear polarization, and scanning electron microscopy techniques were investigated. The results obtained show that both inhibitors maybe useful in oil and gas industry, the synthetic inhibitor have quantifiable advantage over the natural inhibitor. From the results obtained these inhibitors are expected to have credible technical performance and as such reduce considerably the adverse effects on health, safety, and environmental factors associated with inhibition in oil and gas industries.
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