Dosage optimization requires sounds mathematical models for inhibitor dosages. Frequent questions include: What test methods should be used to develop scale inhibitor performance data? How do you determine "end points" where scale inhibition is lost? What experimental design matrix should be used to prepare test conditions? How are failure points determined? This paper addresses these questions and describes recommended test methods for evaluating scale inhibitor performance based upon induction time extension.

15-04: The Impact Of Ionic Strength Upon Inhibitor Speciation and Efficacy

  • Robert J Ferguson, French Creek Software, Inc.