Synchrotron Radiation (National Laboratories - UK and USA)
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Examination of additive
mediated scale precipitation using in-situ
synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction.
dispersive XRD data for barium sulphate formed
presence of calcium in a) raw, and b) integrated
of calcium on the barium sulphate lattice.
In-Situ Barium Sulphate Formation Observed by Synchrotron
A high pressure cell was developed and commissioned for use in the synchrotron. After establishing that the cell could be used to examine in-situ barium sulphate precipitation further tests were carried out at 2,000 psi. These tests were designed to determine the effect of the concentration of formation water, divalent cations (calcium, magnesium and strontium) and presence of inhibitor (4 ppm PPCA or DETPMP) on the unit25 October, 2012
Schematic of high pressure cell.