M.S. Thesis: Theory and Experience on Corrosion of Waterwall and Superheater Tubes of Waste-To-Energy Facilities (Addendum Re-Corrosion Kinetics)

By Dionel O. Albina

Advisor: Professor Nickolas J. Themelis

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science
Columbia University

August 2005

Corrosion of boiler tubes remains an operational and economic constraint in wasteto-energy (WTE) facilities. Despite the long experience of the WTE industry in reducing corrosion, current methods of protection against corrosion remain costly. Understanding the theoretical mechanism and analyzing empirical data and related factors may help reduce corrosion. The research objective of this study was to analyze the theoretical data and empirical experience of the US WTE industry with corrosion, in the hope that this information may assist operators in reducing corrosion in waste-to-energy facilities.

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