Influence of low CO concentration on catalysed carbon deposition on 20Cr25Ni steel in CO⁠2 environments containing ethene

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  • Clive Mowforth
  • Neal Smith
  • Brian Connolly

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  • EDF Energy Generation, Barnwood, UK


Carbon deposition on 20Cr25Ni steel at 700 °C has been investigated in CO2-based gases containing 0.7 vol%, 1.0 vol% and 1.4 vol% CO, each with ∼1000vpm C2H4, at 700 °C. Filamentary carbon deposits were formed at the two lowest CO contents but not at 1.4 vol% CO. TEM analyses have shown that the different CO levels change the propensity for deposition by altering the ratio of Ni:Fe in the nanometre sized catalytic particles produced during oxidation.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalCorrosion Science
Early online date15 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2018


  • CO, CO2, Carbon deposition, Austenitic stainless steel