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Specialty Chemistry Forums => Chemical Engineering Forum => Topic started by: Bob-Moutch on October 05, 2020, 03:05:36 PM

Title: Carbonate calcium - Linking Saturation Index to Larson Index
Post by: Bob-Moutch on October 05, 2020, 03:05:36 PM

For the last 3 days, I've been trying to understand Leroy index (=TAC/TH). It allows to confirm or not the corrosion tendency of a water. With concentrations expressed in meq/l, the water is considered non-corrosive if the index is between 0.7 and 1.3.

I found an article written by Pierre Leroy with this self-explanatory graph that I want to use (the graph is an attachment with the name corrosion.PNG). But I can track down the function.

Can someone help me ?

The graph links the Saturatio (=([Ca2+]×[CO32-])/Ks') to the Larson Index (=([Cl-]+[SO42-])/[HO3-]).

Moreover Leroy index defines different sectors :
- orange : pipe are covered in scale
- green : scales (carbonate calcium) protect the pipe from corrosion
- yellow : there are not enough scales to protect the pipe form the corrosion
- pink : there are no scale and the pipe corrodes

I really want to use the graph for my presentation but i can't track down the function linking Saturatio to Larson Index. I think my hypothesis are wrong.

Here are my hypothesis :
- [Ca2+]>>[Mg2+]  :rarrow: TH=[Ca2+]
- TH - TAC = [Cl-]+[SO42-]
- TAC/2 > TA  :rarrow: [HO3-]=TAC-2×TA and [CO32-]=2×TA

Thank you for your help