Corrosion inhibitor for potash mining and processing plants

We propose to mitigate corrosion in potash mining and processing plants by introducing corrosion inhibitor to potash brine solutions. We will screen and formulate a cost-effective corrosion inhibitor that is compatible to potash mining and processing operation, but does not degrade quality of potash products and still provides high corrosion inhibition performance. The formulated corrosion inhibitors together with a strategy for effective inhibitor application would lengthen life span of mining and processing equipment, reduce operational downtime, increase potash production and reduce risk of injury and death of mining employees. This thus makes potash mining and processing operation safer and more economical.

Vinith Rajendran
Faculty Supervisor: 
Amornvadee Veawab
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