Madsen, Henrik Tækker1; Vestergaard Jensen, Carina2; Søgaard, Erik Gydesen1
1 Section of Chemical Engineering, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN
Development of a Conceptual Model for the Understanding of Fouling Formation
The authors studied the applicability of a previously suggested model to describe the reaction between 1,3,5-tri-(2-hydroxypropyl)-hexahydro-s-triazine and H2S and thereby predict formation of fouling. To investigate the reaction system, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry was employed to analyze the composition of the generated mixture as H2S is bubbled through the scavenger. The results of the study confirm that the suggested model is capable of explaining how the scavenger reacts with H2S, which may be used to explain from where and how the fouling originates, and how a scavenging process can be designed to avoid fouling.
Petroleum Science and Technology, 2014, Vol 32, Issue 23, p. 2803-2806