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The oligosuccinimide and modified polysuccinimide as green corrosion and scale inhibitors

Muhamad Jalil Baari


Corrosion and scale formation are crucial issues in the petroleum industry. They can inflict metal or other materials breakdown, leading to environmental pollution. Applying scale and corrosion inhibitors is a cost-effective and efficient way of controlling corrosion and scale formation in a fluid system. Much research has been conducted to obtain cheap and safe corrosion or scale inhibitors. Modified polysuccinimides (PSI) are among the organic compounds reported as effective and environmentally friendly corrosion as well as scale inhibitors. The use of various novel green corrosion and scale inhibitors from modified PSI for controlling corrosion reactions or scale formation has not been extensively reviewed. Hence, this review highlights recent studies on preparing PSI/OSI, modifying PSI, and analyzing their performance as corrosion and scale inhibitors. Adsorption study, biodegradation performance, computational quantum study, limitations, and prospects of the inhibitors are also discussed. Therefore, i this work provides an overview of novel modified PSI as effective and safe corrosion or scale inhibitors in different media, for various metals, and on a different scale.


oligosuccinimide; polysuccinimide; corrosion; scale; corrosion inhibitor; scale inhibitor

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