Prof. Dr. Günter SCHMITT
Welcome to the website of the Working Party on Corrosion and Scale Inhibition.
WP1 is the platform and forum for all aspects of corrosion inhibition and scale inhibition in all kinds of industrial application:
Corrosion and scale inhibition is an issue in many industrial branches. Therefore, WP1 cooperates with many other EFC working parties and organizes joint sessions on EUROCORR conferences and international courses on this subject. Present activities aim at
Is REACH killing research and innovation in corrosion and scale inhibition?
Dr. Wolfgang Hater, Kurita Europe GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), a European Union regulation, addresses the production and use of chemical substance and their potential impacts on human health and the environment. It regulates the application of chemicals and will affect industries all over the world. The presentation gives an introduction into REACH and will address the consequences of this European law for research, innovation & application of corrosion and scale inhibitors.
Hot scaling challenges in hot geothermal wells
Prof. Dr. Kostas D. Demadis, Crystal Engineering, Growth & Design Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
The use of geothermal energy could be a smart way to reduce the CO2 footprints in energy production. However, formation of scales (silicates, sulfates, carbonates) on tubings and heat exchangers reduce the efficiency and economy of this technology. Prevention of scaling with appropriate chemicals seems to be the solution. However, environmental concerns hamper the application of effective additives. Furthermore, prevention of silicate deposits is still an unsolved problem. The paper will address the challenges in geothermal energy production and highlight options for scale prevention and dissolution.
The Working Party is pleased to announce that the “International Journal for Corrosion on Scale Inhibition” (IJCSI; website: www.ijcsi.pro) is now the official Journal of EFC WP1. The journal will be used for networking and information exchange on Corrosion and Scale Inhibition matters including announcements of conferences, courses, new research issues, etc.