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ACPA Two-Day Short Course in Scaling Chemistry

Activity by Stan Backs   |   added on Feb 07, 2011   |   Canada Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta

Scaling is the precipitation of solids in water due to changes in temperature or pressure, the mixing of formation waters with other waters, or a combination of these effects. This course will present the chemistry of scaling; the calculation of scaling indices; and the analysis, removal, and inhibition of scales.

Two-Day ACPA Short Course in Scaling Chemistry


Tuesday and Wednesday, March 8 and 9, 2011

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Delta Hotel Calgary Airport

2001 Airport Rd NE

Calgary, Alberta



Day 1:

1.  Theory of the Saturation Index

2.  Kinetics of Precipitation

3.  Waters: Criteria for Determining Good Water Analysis

4.  Basics of Geochemical Programs: SOLMINEQ88, PHREEQC, and PHAST

        – all Day 1 presentations by Maurice Shevalier (University of Calgary)


Day 2:

5.  Quality of Thermodynamic Databases – Maurice Shevalier (University of Calgary)

6.  Chemical Analysis of Scales – Ken Schmidt (Wilson Analytical) and Neil Warrender (Sanjel Corp.)

7.  Dissolution of Scales – Tom McCartney (Woodrising Resources)

8.  Chemistry of Scale Inhibitors – Tom Ignacz (Baker Hughes [Petrolite])


To register, please visit the Events page on the ACPA web site at

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joy Sager (780-413-0004 or


Topic: workshops, chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, industrial chemists, research scientists, post graduate students
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