Session 1C: Scale and Corrosion Inhibitors for Geothermal Applications

Scaling and corrosion issues typically affect the efficiency of geothermal plants and reduce power recovery. Among all the different methodologies developed to mitigate the problem, chemical inhibition seems to be one of the most cost-effective solutions. With the increasing of investment dedicated to geothermal, also the interest towards chemical inhibitors is growing, leading to the development of new more effective, more stable and “greener” solutions. The aim of this session is to highlight the most recent improvements achieved in this field, favoring cross-fertilization and the spreading of new ideas.

  • 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM: Development of carbon-based coating to suppress silica scale accumulation on geothermal turbine blades | Yuya Nakashima 
  • 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM: Update on the CaSil Technology: Economically Solving the Worldwide Problem of Silica Scaling and Enabling Unprecedented Low Temperature Direct-Heat Extraction and Electricity Generation Utilisation | Michael Schweig 
  • 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM: Metal Sulfides and Silicates Inhibition and the Impact on Amorphous Silica Scaling | Fritz Earwin Monterozo 
  • 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM: New highly thermally stable corrosion inhibitor for geothermal applications | Davide Parravicini 
  • 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM: Theoretical  Analysis of Predicting the Amount of Generated Silica Scale in Water with Temperature and pH Dependence | Tianlong Jiang 
  • 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM: Inhibiting Co-deposition of Smectite and Calcite to Prevent Production Well Output Decline | Fritz Earwin Monterozo