Study of the orthopolyphosphate specimen "SeaQuest Liquid" for anticorrosion and stabilization water treatment

Keywords: chemical and biological corrosion, sulfate reducing bacteria, inhibitors, corrosion rate, gravimetric method


Most water supply systems operating in Ukraine are made of steel or cast iron, which are subject to corrosion. The Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine carried out the experimental studies on the effect of an orthophosphate corrosion inhibitor on the quality of drinking water and the rate of corrosion as a result of its appliance in various doses in the water supply network. The water supply system of Obolon district of the city of Kiev was selected as the object of research. A characteristic feature of this water supply system is the use of various sources of water supply - groundwater and surface waters of the Desna and Dnieper rivers.

The results of the calculation of water corrosivity carried out at the Institute based on the chemical analysis of the quality of water taken from 29 wells at the research object showed that the Langelier indices obtained using the calculation formulas for all sampling points are in the range from 0,89 to 1,77, which indicates the continuous and significant corrosive activity of water at all sampling point. The Risner index in all samples was in the range from 7.8 to 8.8, which indicates the significant pipeline corrosion. That is especially typical for the water from the well № 232, the Rizner index of which is 9.58, which indicates very intensive corrosion of the pipeline.

Indicators rH2, for all samples, calculated both by F.U. Clarke and by the formula of A.I. Trufanov, indicate that the studied aquatic environment is very favorable for the vital activity of iron bacteria in general, and the pH - Eh zone of water samples indicates that there is an active vital activity of various strains: Leptothrix, Gallionella , Thiobacillus thiooxcidans or their combined activity.

All the studied factors indicate that the most likely there is a complex genesis of corrosion processes in water supply networks, which combines both physicochemical and biological processes. This combination usually contributes to the processes of active secondary water pollution by the products of pipeline corrosion.

Indicators rH2, for all samples, calculated by the formulas of F.U. Clark and of A.I. Trufanov, indicate that the studied aquatic environment is very favorable for the activity of iron bacteria in general, and the pH - Eh zone of water samples indicates that there is a rather high activity of different strains: Leptothrix, Gallionella, Thiobacillus thiooxcidans or their combined activity.

The results of the research showed that for all ways to use of "SeaQuest Liquid" spicemen in the water of all sampling points there were no deviations from the standards of basic physicochemical parameters: the average pH of water was 7,67 ± 0.01, total water hardness was 4,3 ± 0,03, total alkalinity - 4,4 ± 0,05 mmol/dm,3 calcium content - 58,6 ± 0,7 mg/dm3, magnesium - 16,1 ± 0.2 mg/dm3, hydrocarbons - 261,4 ± 4,8 mg/dm3, manganese <0,01 mg/dm3, sulfates - 21,9 ± 1,2 mg/dm3, chlorides - 44,3 ± 1,4 mg/dm3, sodium and potassium - 44,0 ± 2,0 mg/dm3, residual chlorine - 0,35 ± 0,02 mg/dm3, ammonium - 0,2 ± 0.01 mg/dm3, permanganate oxidation - 2,3 ± 0,1 mgО2/dm3, nitrites - 0,09 ± 0,01 mg/dm3, nitrates - 1,53 ± 0,14 mg/dm3, total mineralization - 459,9 ± 15,1 mg/dm3. In some samples of water treated with “SeaQuest Liquid”, the iron content exceeded the hygienic standard (0,2 mg/dm3) and exceeded the maximum allowable level (1,0 mg/dm3). In drinking water samples, the levels of substances that are the part of "SeaQuest Liquid" specimen (polyphosphates, orthophosphates), varied at different sampling points but were within the normative values. The anticipated biological component of corrosion according to the calculated Rh2 index, was confirmed. In the presence of sulfate-reducing and thiobacteria in water, "SeaQuest Liquid" specimen increases the corrosion rate of steel by 2,9-7,2 times; subject to additional disinfection of water when treating with sodium hypochlorite, it reduces this indicator by 1,4-2,7 times. Under the action of "SeaQuest Liquid" in water treated with sodium hypochlorite, there was a decrease in the Langelier index: from -2,23 to -2,08 and from -1,79 to -1,70, indicating a decrease in its corrosive activity. In water untreated with sodium hypochlorite under the action of "SeaQuest Liquid" there was some increase in the Langelier index: from -1.80 to -1,95 and from -1,85 to -2,78; from -2,01 to -2,13, which indicates an increase in its corrosive aggressiveness.


Author Biographies

M. I. Romashchenko, Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of NAAS, Kyiv

Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician of NAAS, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Director of the Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences.

O. V. Kovalenko, Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of NAAS, Kyiv

Ph. D. in technical sciences

E. M. Matselyuk, Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of NAAS, Kyiv

Ph. D. in technical sciences

D. V. Charny

Doctor of Technical Sciences

V. A. Prokopov, Institute of Public Health of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

doctor of medical sciences


1 Jereb, G., Poljšak, B., & Eržen, I. (2017). Contribution of Drinking Water Softeners to Daily Phosphate Intake in Slovenia. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14(10), 1186.
2. Zahorodniuk, K.Iu., Bardov, V.H., & Omelchuk, S.T. (2016). Hihiienichne obgruntuvannia neobkhidnosti ta shliakhiv modernizatsii komunalnykh system tsentralizovanoho vodopostachannia Ukrainy [Hygienic substantiation of necessity and ways of modernization of communal systems of centralized water supply of Ukraine]. Dovkillia ta zdorovia, 1 (77), 48-54. [in Ukrainian].
3. Zahorodniuk, Yu.V., Omelchuk, S.T., & Kravchuk, A.P. (2009). Korrozyonnaia ahressyvnost vody yak odyn yz osnovnykh pokazatelei kachestva pytevoi vody y ee normatyvnoe rehulyrovanye v Ukraine [Corrosiveness of water as one of the main indicators of drinking water quality and its regulatory regulation in Ukraine]. Vodopostachannia ta vodovidvedennia, 4, 26-33. [in Russian].
4. Zahorodniuk, K.Iu., Omelchuk, S.T., Nikipielova, O.M., & Zahorodniuk, Yu.V. (2011). Toksykoloho-hihiienichna otsinka pytnoi vody Zakhidnoi filtruvalnoi stantsii TOV “Luhanskvoda” do ta pislia stabilizatsiinoi obrobky preparatom “Sea-Quest” [Toxicological and hygienic assessment of drinking water of the Western filtering station of LLC “Luganskvoda” before and after stabilization treatment with “Sea-Quest”]. Suchasni problemy toksykolohii, 5, 178-179. [in Ukrainian].
5. Zahorodniuk, K.Iu., Omelchuk, S.T., & Zahorodniuk, Yu.V. (2012) Vlyianye stabylnosty y korrozyonnoi ahressyvnosty vodu na byolohycheskuiu aktyvnost khlororhanycheskykh soedynenyi, postupaiushchykh v orhanyzm s pytevoi vodoi [Influence of the stability and corrosiveness of water on the biological activity of organochlorine compounds entering the body with drinking water]. Voda y ekolohyia: problemy y reshenyia, 2-3, 35-36. [In Russian].
6. Willhite, C.C., Ball, G. L., & Bhat, V. S. (2013). Emergency Do Not consume/do Not Use Concentrations for Blended Phosphates in Drinking Water. Human & Experimental Toxicology, Vol. 32 (3), 241-259.
7. Systemy tsentralizovanoho hospodarsʹko-pitnoho vodopostachannya ta komunalʹnoho teplopostachannya. Zakhyst protykoroziynyy. Zahalʹni vymohy ta metody kontrolyu [Systems of centralized drinking water supply and communal heat supply. Corrosion protection. General requirements and control methods]. (2008). SOU ZHK•H 42.00-35077234.010. Kyiv: Derzhspozhyvstandart Ukrayiny. [in Ukrainian].
8. Hayes, C., Incledion, S.,& Balch, M. (2008). Experience in Wales (UK) of the Optimisation of Ortho-Phosphate Dosing for Controlling Lead in Drinking Water. Journal of Water and Health, Vol. 6 (2), 177-185.
9. Hihiyenichni vymohy do pytnoyi vody, pryznachenoyi dlya spozhyvannya lyudynoyu [Hygienic requirements for drinking water intended for human consumption]. (2012). DSanPiN:2.2.4-171-10. Derzhavni sanitarni pravyla i normy. Kyiv: MOZ Ukrayiny. [in Ukrainian].
10. Antomonov, M.Yu. (2018). Matematicheskaya obrabotka i analiz biomeditsinskikh dannykh. 2-ye izd. [Mathematical handling and analyze of biometric parameters. 2-nd edition]. Kyiv. [in Russian].
How to Cite
Romashchenko, M., Kovalenko, O., Matselyuk, E., Charny, D., & Prokopov, V. (2021). Study of the orthopolyphosphate specimen "SeaQuest Liquid&quot; for anticorrosion and stabilization water treatment. Land Reclamation and Water Management, (1), 5 - 14.