Faculty Advisor

Kildahl, Nicholas

Abstract

A Deposit Accumulation Testing System (DATSII) was installed in a simulated cooling tower environment for Enerco Corporation to study the prevention of calcium carbonate crystal (scale) growth on heat exchange surfaces. Experimentation was developed and performed to determine the effectiveness of scale inhibitors currently in use by Enerco. Preliminary results obtained for 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) in Grand Ledge City Water (GLCW) indicate that an inhibitor level of 6 ppm is sufficient to control scale formation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Program

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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