Materials Corrosion and PreventionOil and gas industries encounter several corrosion problems like bottom of the line corrosion, top of the line corrosion, under-deposit corrosion, corrosion under insulation, etc. at the interior of the pipeline. This type of corrosion causes a huge economic loss in the industry. We, primarily, are focusing on the development of electrochemical probe for real-time monitoring and investigating of internal corrosion of pipeline and the development of corrosion inhibitor to combat the corrosion of the oil and gas industry.
Improvement of electrode and elecrolyte of lead acid batteryLead-acid battery is one of the mature
technology for storing energy. In spite of its numerous advantages, it is
facing some drawbacks such as heavyweight, low energy density or specific
energy, formation of irreversible hard sulfation during repeated cycling,
positive active material softening and shedding after a definite period of
cycling, water loss or dry out, and electrolytic stratifications. We are now
focousing to reduce the weight by replacing the heavy weight lead grid with
light materials like Cu, Ni, conducting plastic etc. We are also trying to introduce
electrochemical method for fabricating the electrode instead of traditional
pasting plate technology.