Applications of Ionic Liquids in the Oil Industry: Towards A Sustainable Industry

Application of ionic liquids as Corrosion Inhibitors in the Oil Industry

Author(s): Rafael Martínez Palou and Natalya V. Likhanova

Pp: 94-121 (28)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815079579123010008

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The oil industry presents corrosion problems from crude oil extraction and transportation to the refining process, making it a highly demanding industry in terms of corrosion inhibitors. This chapter reviews the concepts related to the topic of corrosion and reviews the advances in the use of ILs to mitigate corrosion in different corrosive environments typical of this industry.

Keywords: Ionic liquids, Corrosion inhibitors, Acid environment, Basic environment, Carbon steel, Copper, Bottle test, Pipelines, Electrochemical techniques, Corrosion mechanism.

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