This book addresses two critical problems that plague materials that make up components in both desalination and cooling water systems: corrosion, and fouling. The book addresses various types and components of industrial desalination technologies with solutions for controlling corrosion, scaling and biofouling. Issues unique to desalination systems, vital for the production of clean water, are considered as well. Green technologies are discussed throughout, along with environmental and economic considerations. The book presents solutions to the problems encountered by internal and external parts of these systems and will aid professionals that design, operate, and maintain them. It will be valuable to professionals in the materials, corrosion, electrochemical and wastewater industries, as well as chemical engineers.
- Addresses the corrosion issues facing the conventional and modern water desalination systems;
- Discusses the causes and remediation of problems caused by corrosion, scaling, and biofouling in water treatment;
- Offers green solutions, thereby minimizing environmental impact while increasing control and productivity of water systems;
- Suitable for professionals working with water desalination plants, materials scientists and corrosion engineers.
Viswanathan S. Saji is a Research Scientist III at the Center of Research Excellence in Corrosion, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He received PhD (2003) degree from the University of Kerala, India. He was a Research Associate at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (2004-2005) & Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (2005-2007), Postdoctoral Researcher at Yonsei University (2007-2008) & Sunchon National University (2009), Senior Research Scientist at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) (2009-2010), Research Professor at Chosun University (2008-2009) & Korea University (2010-2013), and Endeavour Research Fellow at University of Adelaide (2014). He has authored 65 journal publications, and contributed 5 books and 10 book chapters. His research interest lies in electrochemistry, corrosion science, and nano/bio/energy materials.
Ahmad Sorour is Director of the Center of Research Excellence in Corrosion at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sorour received his Ph.D. (2014) degree in Materials Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. He completed his MS (2008) and BS (2005) in Mechanical Engineering at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. His research interests lie in the areas of materials, corrosion, tribology, and coatings. Dr. Sorour has been a member in several funded projects carried out at KFUPM and has taught different undergraduate and graduate courses in Materials Science and Engineering. He supervised many graduate students and has served as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Sorour is a member of several professional affiliations such as NACE and ASM as well.
Abdelkader Meroufel received the M.Sc. (2003), and Ph.D. (2006) degrees from La Rochelle University, France. He was assistant professor at La Rochelle (2006-2007) and Jazan University (2009-2012). In between he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the French Petroleum Institute (IFP), France. Later, he moved to the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), the public company operating and maintaining Desalination plants in Saudi Arabia, where he was a Corrosion specialist. In 2014, He was promoted as Head of Corrosion department at Desalination Technologies Research Institute (DTRI). He served as 2nd General Director Deputy from 2016 to 2018. Presently he is working as a Corrosion Researcher at DTRI. He has authored 25 scientific publications. His research interest lies in corrosion science and engineering, advanced materials development and degradation modes.
Cooling Water Systems.- Problems in Cooling Water Treatment.- Corrosion Control.- Scale Control.- Cooling Water Blowdown.- Green Corrosion Inhibitors.- Determination of Environmental Parameters.