Corrosion and Scale research at Leeds is industry-driven through collaborative projects to enhance our understanding of the fundamental physics of material degradation mechanisms as well as devising empirical models and material selection guidelines.
Current research themes include:
- inhibitor function
- optimisation and selection of materials and chemicals
- material degradation rates and mechanisms
- mineral nucleation and crystallization
- top-of-line corrosion
- under deposit corrosion
- thermodynamics and kinetics of inorganic scale formation in the bulk phase and on surfaces
We are part of the Flow Assurance and Scale Team (FAST), which is a group of over 20 academic, research and support staff and research students, based at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Leeds.
We deliver research and consultancy, focusing on the management of oilfield scale. However, we also work on many other topics where brine-rock geochemical interactions are important.