PhD student Thunyaluk (Kod) Pojtanabuntoeng defended her dissertation titled "Influence of Water/Hydrocarbons Co-Condensation on Top of the Line Corrosion" on September 19, 2012.
Abstract: Up until the commencement of this project, only hydrocarbon-free TLC systems had been studied. In reality, a certain fraction of hydrocarbons will condense along with water and form two immiscible liquids with different wettability and different corrosivity. This study investigates the influences of straight chain hydrocarbon condensation on TLC. The study is divided into three parts: (i) experimental investigation of wettability and co-condensation processes, (ii) experimental study of corrosion in a co-condensation environment, and (iii) the prediction of water condensation rate in multi-component system.
Pictured from left to right: Yoon-Seok Choi, Valerie Young, Srdjan Nesic, Thunyaluk (Kod) Pojtanabuntoeng, Michael Prudich, Martin Kordesch, Klaus Himmeldirk