Scientists reduce corrosion in oil pipelines with local biocides
Scientists have effectively reduced corrosion in crude oil and petroleum pipelines using natural and non-toxic biocides to replace imported and toxic versions.
A biocide is defined in the European legislation as a chemical substance or microorganism intended to destroy, deter, render harmless, or exert a controlling effect on any harmful organism by chemical or biological means.
Until now, it is estimated that the Nigerian oil and gas industry loses up to $765 million yearly to corrosion of oil pipelines.
Professor of Petroleum Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI) Ebonyi State, Dr. Chuma Conlette Okoro, and his team of researchers published their latest work in the journal Corrosion Science….. follow the link for more details please….. https://guardian.ng/features/scientists-reduce-corrosion-in-oil-pipelines-with-local-biocides/