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A Novel Polymer-Surfactant Complex Mixture to Improve Diesel Fuel Flow in a Rotating Disk Apparatus

Mohamad Amran, Mohd Salleh and Rashed, Musaab K. and Abdulbari, Hayder A. and M. Halim Shah, Ismail (2016) A Novel Polymer-Surfactant Complex Mixture to Improve Diesel Fuel Flow in a Rotating Disk Apparatus. Advances and Applications in Fluid Mechanics, 19 (3). pp. 669-685. ISSN 0973-4686

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Abstract

This paper introduces a novel complex system to decrease the polymer degradation using polyisobutylene (PIB) and sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES). These materials are tested individually and as a complex mixture in a rotating disk apparatus (RDA) at various concentrations and rotational speeds (rpm). From the experimental results, it can be observed that the drag reduction for the complex mixture of cationic polymer with anionic surfactant has a better performance than the reduction of individual polymer or surfactant, respectively. This can be as a result of the important role played by complex mixtures that are highly dependent on alkyl chain in the surfactant. The maximum %DR observed in laminar flow was 38.42% for complex mixture at 1000rpm, while the %DR of polyisobutylene and sodium lauryl ether sulfate at the same condition were 27.36% and 28.42%, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polymer, surfactants, drag reduction, complex mixtures, rotating disk apparatus (RDA).
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
Depositing User: P. M. Dr. Jolius Gimbun
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 07:39
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 03:49
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/16734
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