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The Effects of Molecular Weight of Polyester Based De-Emulsifiers on the De- Emulsification Process of Crude Oil Emulsions.

Efeovbokhan, Vincent Enon and Hymore, F. K. and Ayoola, A. A. and Adesanya, Olarewaju (2013) The Effects of Molecular Weight of Polyester Based De-Emulsifiers on the De- Emulsification Process of Crude Oil Emulsions. The International Journal Of Engineering And Science, 2 (2). pp. 153-159. ISSN 2319 – 1813, 2319 – 1805

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Abstract

The effect of molecular weight of polyester based de-emulsifiers on the de-elmulsification of Nigerian crude has been carried out. It was observed that initially, as the molecular weight of the polyesters (de-emulsifiers) increased, there was a corresponding fourth order polynomial increase in its performance when they were used to screen the Nigerian Crude Oil Emulsion (NCOE). It was further observed that beyond a molecular weight value of 7500g/mol it tended towards an asymptote at 30.6% performance. Beyond this point, further increase in the molecular weight of the de-emulsifier did not produce any significant increase in performance on the de-emulsification process of the NCOE. The performance of the de-emulsifiers also increases as the time of de-emulsification increases. For all the de-emulsifier samples, performance was highest after 10 minutes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: De-emulsifiers, Molecular weight, de-emulsification, performance and Nigerian crude.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 12:06
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 12:06
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3416

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