Polymer and nanomaterial based inhibitors: Stimuli-responsive

Rigoberto C. Advincula*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The use of polymer based chemical inhibitors has the advantage of utilizing chemical, macromolecular, and compositional (blends or block copolymers) towards chemical inhibitors whether it is for corrosion or scaling issues. It is important to understand the multi-phase condition of production fluids whether it is extraction or circulation (oil and gas vs geothermal brine). It is also important to understand the mechanism and the long-term action of inhibition from the fluid to the surface that is being protected. This talk will highlight the principles and work in investigating various corrosion and scaling inhibitors for the production and process industries. In particular, the use of block-copolymers and hyperbranched oligomeric design in inhibitors is of a high interest because of the multi-dentate and stability (or predictability) of their solubility in various phase conditions. While a number of these examples are highlighted in the design of new materials and dosing methods, it is important to stress the costperformance ratio of chemical inhibitors and their long term viability for continuous dosing from upstream to downstream. The work of the author also involves a number of analytical methods and testing methods that can be used to augment circulation fluids under high pressure and temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017
PublisherNational Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers International
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781510840348
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2017 Mar 262017 Mar 30

Publication series

NameNACE - International Corrosion Conference Series
ISSN (Print)0361-4409


OtherCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


  • Chemical inhibitors
  • Coatings
  • Corrosion
  • Fouling
  • Polymers
  • Scaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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