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Chemical treatment of emulsion problem in crude oil production

Udonne, Joseph Denis (2012) Chemical treatment of emulsion problem in crude oil production. Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, 3 (7). pp. 135-141. ISSN 2141-267

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Remediation of water in the course of crude oil production has been a costly process and it has hampered the production activities in many parts of the world. In this research work, effective separation of emulsion using demulsifiers (castor oil and sulphuric acid) in six separate formulations was accessed. The result shows that using sulphuric acid as a demulsifier in 500 and 1000 revolution per minute in the centrifuge, 1.25 and 2.5% basis sediments of water was obtained. The same process was conducted using castor oil as the demulsifier and 2.5%, 6.25% basis sediments of water was obtained. Conclusively, the resultant separation technique can be used for the separation of emulsion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demulsifiers, castor oil and sulphuric acid, emulsion, sediment
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 11:21
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 11:21

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